26 Dec 2012

Police say sexual predator was a local

8:48 pm on 26 December 2012

Police are investigating what they say is a sexual assault on a young woman at her home in the Hutt Valley suburb of Wainuiomata in the early hours of Boxing Day.

The police say a man entered the woman's home between 4 o'clock and quarter past five this morning.

They say he sexually assaulted her before leaving the address near Wainuiomata Road.

The police say it's likely the man is a local who knows the area well.

They're asking for assistance from anyone who may have seen any suspicious movements in the area at the time of the assault.