NZ Police investigate sexual assault allegations at summer camp
14 March, 2018, 4:06 pm
Update: 4:06PM HAURAKI District: NEW Zealand Police have confirmed they are investigating sexual assault allegations at a Young Labour summer camp at Waihi in February this year.
This announcement follows reports that one of the four teenage victims of the alleged sexual assault contacted Police.
New Zealand Herald reported that a 20-year-old man was alleged to have sexually assaulted four teenagers, all aged 16, including putting his hands down the pants of at least three of them at the summer camp last month.
In a report from the New Zealand Police Force, Assistant Commissioner Investigations Richard Chambers said the first step would be to assess information available to Police to determine what was required from an investigation perspective.
He said the investigation would be overseen by Detective Superintendent Chris Page.
“We continue to encourage anyone with information they wish to discuss with Police, or matters they wish to report, to contact us,” Mr Chambers said.
“Our priority is to ensure that anyone who wishes to speak with us can feel comfortable in doing so and to ensure that appropriate support services are available.
“We will not be publicly confirming any matters regarding those who may approach Police, or complaints that may be received, to ensure that individuals can feel confident in speaking to us.
“We will also not discuss specific investigative steps which may be undertaken, or put a timeframe on the investigation.”