Female Tourist Raped In Opotiki


A tourist has been subjected to what police describe as a very serious and alarmingly brazen sex attack in the Eastern Bay of Plenty town of Opotiki.

Two men forced their way into the 22-year-old’s bedroom last night and both sexually violated her while other people were in the house. Police say the other occupants were not aware of what was happening.

Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Standen says staff are completing a forensic examination of the scene and are speaking to a number of residents in the area.

He says the brazen nature of the crime and its seriousness mean they want to find the attackers as quickly as possible.”

Opotiki was also the scene of an alleged rape of a 24 year old male French tourist in May of this year. A 32-year-old man was arrested in Motu Road and charged with various offences including abduction, sexual violation, indecent assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.