Northland police officer charged with historical sex abuse

A Northland police officer has been charged with historical sex abuse.
A Northland police officer has been charged with historical sex abuse. Photo credit: Getty

A Northland police officer has been charged with sexual assault.

Police have now completed an eight-month investigation into historical sex allegations made against the man.

Detective Superintendent Chris Page told Newshub that the decision was made to charge the man with two counts of indecent assault and one of sexual violation.

He will appear in the North Shore District Court in January 2018.

Police launched the criminal investigation in April, after a woman complained that the man had sexually abused her more than 10 years previously.

She claimed the man, then a senior police officer, took advantage of her as a vulnerable victim of domestic violence. She said he behaved inappropriately by frequently texting and visiting her at her home, and said that he sexually assaulted her several times.

Newshub.