Waitemata Police appeal to public for info on alleged sexual assaults

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MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Police – Waitemata Police appealing for further information following alleged sexual assaults

Waitemata Police investigating alleged sexual assaults against teenage boys by a 35 year-old Security Guard are appealing to the public for further information.

Mikaele Sipiti, who also uses the first name Mike, has been charged with two charges of sexual violation and five charges of indecent assault.

The charges relate to alleged offending against two 13 year-old boys and another 14 year-old boy, between March 2014 and February of this year.

The accused has held a security licence since March 2013 and has been employed as a security guard. He has been employed by a number of different security companies and has been deployed to various events and patrols across the Auckland area, including as a static guard at the Ranui and Sturges Road train stations.

Sipiti has been remanded in custody and will reappear in the Waitakere District Court on Friday 27 March.

The investigation into the alleged offending is ongoing, and Police would like to hear from anyone with information that may assist the enquiry.

Anyone with information should call Detective Kelly Farrant at the Waitemata Police on 021 191 4375.

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