A man has been arrested and charged with indecent assault and sexual violation following a complaint involving a young person who attends a school in east Auckland, police have revealed.
Counties Manukau Police acting detective senior sergeant Dean Batey says police have been investigating since a complaint was made on November 18 this year.
The 28-year-old arrested man was due to appear in the Manukau District Court on December 9.
“As the matter is before the court, we are not in a position to comment further,” Batey says.
“Enquiries are ongoing and police cannot rule out further charges being laid.”
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Education directed inquiries from the Times to police.
Media company Newshub reported the arrested man was employed by a supervised care provider at the alleged victim’s east Auckland school.
The father of the alleged victim said the arrested man allegedly asked his 11-year-old son to engage in a sexual act, which the boy refused, according to Newshub.
The father also said the wider school community had not been informed of the alleged misconduct.
The Times has contacted the school for comment and is yet to receive a response.