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WANTED: Man Sought for Sexual Assault of Minor on Bus

March 22, 2013, 2:56 PM HST
* Updated March 22, 5:05 PM
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Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for harassment and sexual assault of a minor while on a public bus.

Authorities say that on Jan. 28 at around 3:25 p.m., an unidentified man touched a female minor while engaging in an indecent act on a Hele-On bus in Waimea.

The bus was near the Lakeland bus stop at the time of the incident. The man is described as African-American, tall and thin with short dark hair.

The suspect was reportedly wearing a RVCA hat and white Beats headphones with a red cord at the time.

Police believe the man may be in the Hilo area.

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HPD asks that anyone with information on his identity or location call the police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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