An 83-year-old man will appear in court on an indecent assault charge after an incident in public in Napier.
The man allegedly approached a woman who was walking along Avondale Road in Taradale at 5.45pm on Sunday evening.
He offered her fruit, hugged her and allegedly assaulted her, before walking away.
The woman was left shaken by the experience, police say.
The man was arrested and is due to appear in the Napier District Court on Wednesday, charged with indecent assault.
Police would like to hear from anyone who may have been approached by an Indian man in the Taradale area recently.