Case 3: Crime of the Week - Ponsonby Indecent Assaults, Auckland
Ten 7, episode
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:
Teens to early 20’s
Short dark hair
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.