10 Oct 2012

Man charged with abducting and violating girl

10:17 pm on 10 October 2012

Police have charged a man with abducting and sexually violating a 14-year-old girl in Masterton in September.

The 23-year-old has also been charged with robbery and assault and will appear in the Masterton District Court on Thursday.

Police say the girl is receiving support from police staff and other agencies following the incident on 29 September.

They say people walking alone, especially at night, should take precautions to keep themselves safe.