A Danish man has been arrested in his home country following allegations he launched a “persistent online attack” targeting an Auckland schoolgirl.
Police said the 24-year-old was charged with posting private photos online and hacking private computers.
He was caught in the city of Vejle, in Denmark, and will appear in a Danish court.
The arrest was the result of a joint investigation between New Zealand Police, the Danish National Cyber Crime Centre and South-East Jutland Police.
Good to see the Police forces working together on a case like this. He may have thought he could do what he did with impunity as he was in Denmark and his victim in New Zealand.
The man will appear in the Court of Kolding Town in a closed hearing where a pre-trial detention will be requested, the statement said.
Serious stuff if he may be held in jail until the trial.