A 20-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly using
fake Facebook profiles to send inappropriate messages to at
least two young teenage girls.
Police launched an investigation after a teenage girl in the
Hutt Valley area laid a complaint last week.
The man had allegedly created at least three fictitious
profiles to send the messages, which Detective Kylee Cusin
said had "a sexual undertone".
One of the profiles was under the false name of Nick Davis
and featured a fake photo.
Ms Cusin said a 20-year-old Upper Hutt man had been arrested
and would appear in court tomorrow.
Police were still determining what charges he would face.
Ms Cusin said two teenagers had laid complaints and it was
more than likely the offender had contacted others.
Police have called for any young females who have been
inappropriately contacted by "Nick Davis" on Facebook to get
Wellington police spokesman Nick Bohm said police had
identified a number of profiles allegedly belonging to the
"When you look at the number of people that those profiles
are in contact with, there's a potential pool there that is