News from NZ Police
The parents of the 5-year-old who was assaulted in a Turangi holiday camp issued this statement after learning that someone has been arrested and charged:
“We are very relieved at this news and want to thank the police, particularly those who gave up their precious time when they would usually be with their families.
“We can’t thank them enough. They were meticulous, thorough and caring. They are a credit to New Zealand.
“We heard today too that the Turangi community raised more than $13,000 for our daughter. We are again amazed at the generosity of New Zealanders and thank this community.
“We know what happened was a random act of evil and will never hold Turangi responsible for it. We feel their love and support tonight.”