An 18-year-old man charged with the rape of a woman and the assault of another, has appeared in the Tauranga District Court and been remanded into custody.
The man was charged with sexual violation by rape of a woman at her home, and assault with a weapon of a second woman at the same address during the same incident.
He was also charged with the sexual violation of another woman at her home in a completely separate incident in Greerton in July last year.
The man was granted name suppression.
He would next appear in the Tauranga District Court on 21 January.