Indecent assault accused on bail

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Two men accused of indecently assaulting two girls on the Mount Main Beach have been granted bail.

Pradeep Jain, 21, is facing two counts of indecent assault.

Co-accused Harpreet Mavai is facing one charge of indecent assault.

Jain is due back in court on January 23 and Mavai is scheduled to appear on January 27.

The charges the men face relate to an incident on January 2, where police say two teenage girls were approached by four men around 12.30am on Mount Main Beach.

Police say the girls were indecently assaulted on the beach, between Pacific Ave and Banks Ave.

“The girls flagged down a passing patrol car and reported the incident.

“Two of the men were subsequently arrested,” says a police spokesperson.

Police are speaking with two other people in relation to the incident.



5 Comments

assault

Posted on 12-01-2017 12:10 | By jaydeegee

deport immediately if non-NZ citizens. If NZ citizens, jail term plus must attend courses, and pass exams, on 'violence is not OK" in New Zealand.

@surfsup

Posted on 12-01-2017 09:09 | By astex

Fully agree, but if prison is the sentence they do that first. For ANY non citizen convicted of a crime deportation SHOULD be automatic. No exceptions.

Quick trip

Posted on 11-01-2017 23:38 | By nerak

back to whence they came should be the correct answer. And of course they can foot the bill, why should the NZ taxpayers be out of pocket.

On bail

Posted on 11-01-2017 14:16 | By The Sage

To do it again

assault

Posted on 11-01-2017 10:47 | By surfsup

Unless they are NZ citizens deport them if found guilty.

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