A 20-year-old Invercargill man has been arrested in relation
to the alleged sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl at Oreti
Beach at the weekend.
The girl was playing at the beach about 4pm on Saturday when
the incident occurred.
It is understood she was there with her family and was
assaulted when she went into the sand dunes to go to the
In a statement last night, police said they had identified a
The arrested man was due to appear in the Invercargill
District Court this morning.
Police would still like to hear from anyone who may have been
at Oreti Beach around 4pm on Saturday.