An 8-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in the sand dunes
of Invercargill's Oreti Beach near where a large number of
people were present, police say.
Officers have appealed for information from anyone who was at
the beach about 4pm yesterday (Saturday).
The attack happened in the dunes about 50 metres south of the
main entrance to the beach.
"There were a large number of people present at the beach at
this time," Detective Don Ward said.
He said the male suspect was seen by children who were
playing in the area at the time the assault occurred.
Anyone with information should call Invercargill police on 03
211 0400 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.