News

Kailua-Kona Man Charged with Sex Offenses

January 29, 2018, 3:31 PM HST
* Updated May 24, 8:56 AM
A
A
A

Shawn Christopher Vasquez. HPD photo.

The Hawaiʻi Island Police Department have charged a 36-year-old Kailua-Kona man with sexual offenses in connection with an incident reported on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018.

On Monday, Jan. 29, at 9:35 a.m., Shawn Christopher Vasquez was charged with kidnapping in the first-degree and two counts of third-degree sexual assault for the incident which is said to have occurred in the Kailua-Kona area.

Vasquez is being held at the Kona Police cellblock in lieu of $14,000 bail pending his initial court appearance in Kona District Court scheduled for Tuesday morning, Jan. 30.

This information was provided by the authorities. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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.