28 Oct 2009

Boy charged over indecent assault in Mangere

5:13 pm on 28 October 2009

A 14-year-old boy has appeared in the Youth Court charged over an indecent assault in the South Auckland suburb of Mangere.

The boy made a brief appearance at the court in Manukau and entered no plea. He was remanded to reappear on Monday.

Restrictions on the coverage of Youth Court matters mean no further details can be reported.

Police say the charge relates to the indecent assault of a 29-year-old mother in a walkway that has been the scene of a series of sex attacks in the past two months.

Inquiries are under way in relation to other attacks in Mangere which began on 8 September. Police will not say whether they are actively looking for anyone else.

They continuing to patrol the walkway and are urging people to stay away from the area.