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Prosecutors Seek Possible Life Term For Waianae Man Indicted on Sexual Assault, Kidnapping

April 23, 2022, 12:30 PM HST
* Updated April 23, 11:12 AM
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A 40-year-old Waianae man was indicted on sexual assault, kidnapping and other charges, the prosecutor’s office stated in a news release Saturday, April 23.

Christopher Kaneali‘i Enos, is also facing charges of violation of privacy, abuse, and criminal property damage in relation to an incident that occurred on Feb. 26 and Feb. 27, Prosecuting Attorney Kelden Waltjen stated.

An indictment alleges that Enos, who has prior felony convictions for kidnapping, place to keep firearms, and second-degree theft, was charged with 11 counts.

If convicted as charged, Enos faces sentencing to a mandatory prison term. The most serious offense, first-degree sexual assault, is a class A felony, punishable by a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. Prosecutors, however, have provided notice of their intent to seek an extended prison term meaning that Enos could face a life term with the possibility of parole.

Enos is scheduled to make his initial appearance in Hilo Circuit Court on Wednesday. He remains in custody in lieu of $179,000 bail in this case and is also being held without bail for parole violations.

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