16 Mar 2012

Police appeal for help in rape case

10:13 am on 16 March 2012

girl walking home from a Hamilton school was forced into the back of a car and raped, police say.

The sexual assault took place on Durham Street at about 3.20pm on 27 February when the girl was returning home from a local secondary school.

Police say it took some time before the victim was able to find the courage to report what had happened.

They are calling for information from the public to help catch the offender.

The man described as a clean shaven, solidly built Maori or Polynesian, about 20 years old with short black hair.

He was driving what appeared to be a 20 year old, white, four-door hatchback car.