19 Jan 2015

New charge over Palmerston North sex attacks

12:55 pm on 19 January 2015

Palmerston North police investigating two home invasion sexual assaults have laid a further charge against a 33-year-old man.

The man had been due to appear in the Palmerston North District Court today charged with the sexual violation of a 23-year-old woman in her Ferguson Street home on 8 January.

The police said the man has had a further sexual violation charge laid against him in connection with an assault at a Linton Street address four days ago.

The man was arrested during a routine traffic stop on Saturday.

At least four sexual assaults have been reported in the Palmerston North suburb of West End in recent months.