A man has been arrested after the alleged rape of a 24-year-old woman in a Waikato cemetery.
The attack happened about 12pm on Thursday after the victim was picked up by a vehicle in the Wharepoa Rd area, Hikutaia, a police spokesman said.
"Following the assault, the woman escaped and was found by members of the public, who alerted police.
"Police responded immediately and located a vehicle of interest."
A 50-year-old man was arrested and charged with rape a short time later.
He was due to appear in the Hamilton District Court on Friday, the spokesman said.
"Police would like to thank members of the public for their assistance."
If you have witnessed or experienced sexual harassment or assault and would like to speak to someone, you could call the HELP support service.
- Auckland: (09) 623 1700 or visit helpauckland.org.nz
- Wellington: (04) 801 6655 or visit wellingtonhelp.org.nz