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Rape charge follows Northland manhunt

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 6/11/2016 Sean Martin

Jessie Heke-Gray © NZ Police Jessie Heke-Gray A man arrested by police following a two-month manhunt in Northland has been charged with rape and sexual violence.

Jessie Heke-Gray, 32, was arrested at Waipu, south of Whangarei on Sunday.

On Monday, police said he had been charged with rape, sexual violation, breaching prison release conditions and further charges were likely.

He is due to appear in Whangarei District Court later in the morning.

Police had been seeking him since September for allegedly breaching bail conditions and then allegedly violently assaulting a woman he met via social media.

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