Man Arrested for Failing to Register as Sex Offender
On Thursday, April 21, 77-year-old Peter Joseph Masi Jr of Kailua-Kona was arrested for failure to comply with covered offender registration requirements, the Hawai‘i Police Department stated in a news release.
An investigation had revealed that Masi Jr had refused to register after being advised by members of the Hawai‘i Police Department and the Hawai‘i Attorney General’s Office to do so.
As a result, a warrant was issued for Masi’s arrest. He was subsequently apprehended and taken into custody without incident. Masi’s bail was set at $10,000 and he remained in police custody until his initial court appearance.
Since 2019, the Hawai‘i Police Department have arrested and charged four individuals found to be in violation of Chapter 846E of the Hawaii Revised Statutes pertaining to registration requirements.