A Christchurch man who the police say assaulted a prostitute in the early hours of Friday morning, appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Tuesday.
The man has been charged with assault with intent to commit sexual violation after an incident involving the sex worker in central Christchurch.
The police arrested the 20-year-old kitchen hand on Monday after information from a member of the public.
The man appeared briefly on Tuesday morning before the court was adjourned while the police checked the bail address he had put forward.
His case will be recalled on Tuesday afternoon.