Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a woman in Taupo last week.
Detective Sergeant Tony Manunui of the Taupo CIB said the 22-year-old victim was grabbed by a man in a service lane leading to the rear entrance of Urban Retreat Backpackers on Heu Heu Street about 10.45pm on Thursday.
"A struggle between the pair ensued and the victim ended up on the ground but managed to fight her attacker off and scream for help."
The offender then ran off towards Titiraupenga Street.
Mr Manunui said police have analysed CCTV from the area and would like to speak to the male in the image who may be able to assist with police enquiries.
- Herald Online