Sexual assault and hot peppers in New Zealand

Two men who allegedly forced a teenager to eat red-hot bongo chillies have been charged with assault in New Zealand.

Trinidad-Moruga-Sc_2140472bPolice did not detail the alleged crimes but the victim, an 18-year-old who cannot be named for legal reasons, recounted his ordeal to Fairfax New Zealand earlier this month.

He claimed a group of men assaulted him in a basement after an argument over a prank telephone call, punching him and forcing him to eat bongo chilli peppers.

The chillies, cultivated in Fiji, reportedly measure 100,000-350,000 Scoville heat units, compared to 3,500-8,000 for a jalapeno.

The teenager said he ate one but could not finish a second and was punished with a punch in the head.

“My insides were hurting, sweating, and I couldn’t see anything or even talk properly,” he said.

“Everyone was just laughing and watching.”

He said a man then pulled down his pants and grabbed his genitals. Police launched an investigation after he told his mother about the alleged sexual assault the next day.