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Hilo Man, 78, Charged in Sexual Assault Case

April 28, 2018, 7:55 AM HST
* Updated April 28, 8:00 AM
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Robert Andrew Estacion. HPD photo.

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 78-year-old Hilo man with sexual offenses in connection with an incident reported on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in the South Kohala District (Waimea).

Robert Andrew Estacion, a self-employed civil process server, was serving an eviction notice at a home in Waimea when he reportedly entered the residence and sexually assaulted an adult female who lives there.

On Friday, April 27, at 2:08 p.m., Estacion was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of fourth-degree sexual assault for the incident.

He is being held at the Hilo cellblock in lieu of $20,500 bail pending his initial court appearance in South Hilo District Court scheduled for Monday afternoon, April 30.

Anyone who may have any information about this incident is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Brandon Mansur of the Area II Juvenile Aid Section at (808) 326-4646, ext. 301, or [email protected].

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Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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

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