19 Aug 2009

Arrest made in Auckland sexual assault case

11:53 am on 19 August 2009

A Japanese national has been arrested after a lengthy police investigation into a series of sexual assaults on Auckland's North Shore.

The police say the 21-year-old was arrested overnight in Browns Bay.

He is in custody and will appear in the North Shore District Court on Wednesday to face five charges of indecent assault.

The police have spent the past five months investigating the incidents of sexual assault in which five victims have each described the offender as being an Asian man.