Milton man charged with sex offence

A Milton man has been charged with sexual violation after an incident last Friday night, Balclutha police said yesterday.

The incident is alleged to have occurred at a Milton house.

Detective Constable Craig Dinnissen, of the Balclutha combined investigation unit, said a 19-year-old woman from Dunedin who was visiting the house was assaulted over a two-hour period.

"The person [the alleged offender] was known to her prior to visiting the address," Det Const Dinnissen said.

"She has received physical injuries as a result of the assault."

Det Const Dinnissen said it was possible other charges might be laid.

• Shannon John Keane (22), unemployed, appeared in the Dunedin District Court yesterday on a charge of sexual violation.

He was remanded in custody, and is due to reappear on Tuesday.

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