New Zealand police has arrested a Danish man in relation to an online attack targeting a school girl in Auckland. Under Danish law, the man has been arrested and charged with cyber-crimes associated with the online posting of private photos and hacking of private computers.

A police spokesman stated that the New Zealand Police Cyber-Crime Unit worked closely with international law enforcement partners to bring the offender to account for his crimes. The man will be brought before the Court of Kolding Town in Denmark for a closed hearing.

Detective senior sergeant Cliff Clark of the New Zealand Police Cyber-Crime Unit said, “This was particularly distressing experience for the victim and her family and we are pleased for them that we have been able work successfully with the Danish authorities in making an arrest.”

The joint investigation between the New Zealand police, Danish National Cyber-Crime Centre (NC3) and the South-East Jutland Police is known as Operation Cavern.