16 January 2007
Less than 12 hours after warning of the dangers of forming relationships over the internet Hamilton Police arrested a man for sexual violation.
The 36-year-old Te Kauwhata farmer is alleged to have sexually violated a 31-year-old Fijian woman who had come to New Zealand after developing a relationship with the man over the internet.
The victim required medical attention at Waikato Hospital after the attack.
Arrested and charged with sexual violation the man is due to appear in the Hamilton District Court this morning.
This incident follows yesterday's warnings by Police relating to another man who is alleged to have sexually violated two women he met through an internet dating website.
Known by the cyber id of 'Houndman' the 40-year-old man is scheduled to appear in the Huntly District Court on Friday.
Police believe there may be more victims and are appealing for information from anyone who may have interacted with a person that identity.