Case 3: Crime of the Week - Ponsonby Indecent Assaults, Auckland

Case 3: Crime of the Week - Ponsonby Indecent Assaults, Auckland

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Ten 7, episode

4
6th March 2014

Police in Auckland are investigating a string of indecent assaults of young woman in the Ponsonby and Freeman’s Bay areas.

During the most recent incident on Wednesday 8 January 2014, at around 2pm a female was walking along Jessel St and noticed a man masturbating. This man followed her and touched the back of her leg. The victim told him this was inappropriate and he walked off towards Farrar St.

On 24 February 2013 at around 2:20am, a female parked her car on Richmond Road, near Dickens St, and was approached by a man holding a condom. He told the victim she had dropped it and after she told him to go away, he grabbed her and indecently assaulted her. She managed to fight him off and he has run away.

There have also been other similar incidents in the area:

  • 29/06/12, 5pm on Islington St, Ponsonby
  • 07/04/13, 2am on John St near Summer St, Ponsonby
  • 15/09/13, 5am on Franklin Rd near Heke St, Freeman's Bay
  • December 2013 on Richmond Road, near Chamberlain St, Grey Lynn

The offender is described as:

  • Male
  • Pacific Islander
  • Teens to early 20’s
  • Not tall
  • Thin build
  • Short dark hair
  • Large eyes

Possible speech impediment or disguises voice.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have experienced anything similar.

They would also like to hear from anyone who may know anything about these incidents.

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