24 Oct 2014

Arrest made for indecent assault on girl

5:28 pm on 24 October 2014

A man has been charged with the indecent assault of a five-year-old girl at Cooks Beach on the Coromandel last year.

Police say scientific developments played a major part in today's arrest.

The 35-year-old is charged with an indecent act on a child under 12 years old.

Police say the girl had run ahead of her family from the beach through a reserve when a naked man ran out in front of her and grabbed her on 5 January last year.

The accused will appear in the Hamilton District Court on Wednesday.