A 46-year-old Tauranga man has been arrested and charged with assaulting Trevor Hall, the convicted paedophile who sexually abused a 7-year-old girl.
Hall, 59, was due to be sentenced in Tauranga District Court this morning on four charges of indecent assault on a child, but Judge Peter Rollo adjourned the sentencing to December 17.
As Hall left the courthouse on bail, a man punched Hall in the mouth then fled.
Tauranga police Senior Sergeant Rob Glencross told the Bay of Plenty Times that a 46-year-old man was arrested at 11.12am today and charged with assault.
The man was remanded on police bail to appear in Tauranga Registrar's Court on Monday.By Sandra Conchie of the Bay of Plenty Times