Featured Articles

Suspect Charged in Double Sex Assault Case

December 25, 2015, 8:34 AM HST
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

Oran Charles Kita of Kea‘au. HPD photo.

Oran Charles Kita of Kea‘au. HPD photo.

The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Juvenile Aid Section reports that Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a Big Island man with 27 offenses in connection with a double sexual assault Tuesday, Dec. 22, in the Piʻihonua area.

At 10:15 p.m. Thursday Dec. 24, 36-year-old Oran Charles Kita, who has no permanent address, was charged with 15 counts of first-degree sexual assault, seven counts of third-degree sexual assault, two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, two counts of kidnapping and one count of promoting a detrimental drug.

His bail was set at $891,000. He is expected to appear in court on those offenses Monday, Dec.28.

He is being held at Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center after going to court earlier Thursday for his first appearance on a Grand Jury indictment for first-degree promotion of marijuana and other charges related to a 2011 search warrant at his former residence in Hawaiian Paradise Park.

Police are still investigating another first-degree sexual assault that was reported in 2011.

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.