Man’s lewd act in front of teens

A man who committed a lewd act in front of two teenage girls on Papamoa Beach near Sandhurst Drive on Tuesday. Supplied Photo.

A Papamoa mother makes no bones about what she'd have done to the man who committed a lewd act in front of her daughter.

“If I had of been down there on the beach, he would have lost that part of his anatomy.”

The woman, who's asked SunLive not to name her, has filed a complaint with police after a man masturbated in-front of her 13-year-old daughter and her friend on Monday evening.

She says the teens headed down to the beach for a spot of sunbathing – not realising they'd gone to the nudist section just off Sandhurst Drive in Papamoa Beach.

“My daughter and her friend were sunbathing on the beach when they saw this guy walking towards them naked.

“He said hello, walked past and then sat down really close to them, and just started masturbating in front of them.”

Horrified by his actions, the girls stood up and gathered their things to leave, which elicited a response from the man who asked, “is there a problem?”

“My daughter said they weren't comfortable with what he was doing and they ran home and told me.”

The other girl's parents were also informed of the incident that night.

“I'm absolutely furious, it's bloody disgusting. There was also a lady down on the beach at the time this happened, but we don't know if she saw anything.

“One of the girls took a photo of the guy, which we've passed onto police. I basically want to shame this guy so he never does this to anyone ever again,” says the mother.

The is described as being Caucasian, looked relatively young and is possibly in his 20's, and at the time of the incident was wearing sunglasses.

Under the Crimes Act 1961, any indecent act in any place to which the public have or are permitted to have access, or within view of any such place is liable to face up to two years imprisonment.

SunLive has contacted police for comment and has been told officers are looking into the matter.



4 Comments

Blaming the victim?

Posted on 17-03-2017 16:25 | By Sceptical

Just as there is no excuse for the man's actions, there is no need to criticise the teens for going to this beach. So what if they knew this was a nudist beach? "Evidence of something else?" Really? How different is this than 'What were you wearing? Had you been drinking? Did you ask for it?' If you can't comment thoughtfully, don't comment. Just saying.

You are both wrong

Posted on 17-03-2017 15:01 | By Bop man

This beach should not be a nudest beach anymore due to the built up area it is now and this guy should be named and shamed absolutely disgusting. I guess sage and hobbit are regulars of this beach which is why they are defending it

More than meets the eye?

Posted on 17-03-2017 09:07 | By The Hobbit

I agree with what "The Sage" says - sure they knew about this part of the beach? Me thinks there may be some teenage curiosity here. And for one of the teens to take a photo - was this evidence or something else? As with "The Sage", there is no excuse for this mans actions.

Not good

Posted on 17-03-2017 08:42 | By The Sage

However they were teenagers and, if they lived in the area, were most likely well aware this was a nudist beach. Does not excuse the actions of the man. Just saying.

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