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Man charged over Porirua sexual assault

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 23/06/2016

A Johnsonville man has been charged over a serious sexual assault on an woman in Porirua.

The 40-year-old man has been charged with rape, abduction, aggravated wounding, threatening to kill, burglary and three sexual violation offences.

The charges related to an alleged assault on a woman in Waitangirua on June 17.

A man attacked the 65-year-old for several hours after knocking on the door of her home early in the morning.

He told the woman, who was alone, he had been looking for his daughter and had also gone to another house in the area with the same story, police said.

Police say the victim is being supported by her family.

"She has been incredibly brave and is holding up as well as can be expected."

Police said such attacks were rare in the area, but reminded people to look out for their neighbours.

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