Police Investigating Sexual Assault in Kailua-Kona

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Police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred Wednesday night in the old industrial area of Kailua-Kona.

A woman was walking past Loloku Street at about 9:30 p.m. when a man grabbed her from behind, punched her and dragged her off the north shoulder of the road where he sexually assaulted her.

He then ran off in the mauka direction on Loloku Street.

Police are looking for anyone from the public who may have passed the area and observed a struggle on the shoulder of the road near a car dealership or saw a man running in that area.

Modified Google Maps image. (Click to enlarge.)

Modified Google Maps image. (Click to enlarge.)

The suspect is described as a local male in his 30s who is possibly homeless. He is about 5-foot-7 and 200 pounds, with medium-length, wavy dark hair.

In addition to the sexual assault, the victim sustained scratches, bruises and facial swelling in the attack.

Anyone with information about this case, or who recognizes the person depicted in the composite drawing above, is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Det. Tyson Matsumura at 326-4646, Ext. tension 265, or [email protected], or Det. Renee Morinaka at Ext. 301 or via email at [email protected]


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