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Hilo Man Slated to Appear in 3rd Circuit Court on Sex Assault Charges Involving a Minor

April 29, 2022, 10:11 AM HST
* Updated April 29, 1:29 PM
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Ryan Reis

A Hilo man was indicted on various charges of sexual assault involving a minor.

Thirty-seven-year-old Ryan Reis is facing five counts of third-degree sexual assault and continuous sexual assault of a minor under the age of 14. Charges stem from alleged incidents that occurred between Aug. 1, 2017, and Oct. 31, 2018.

The 37-year-old is currently in custody in lieu of $100,000 bail and scheduled to make his initial appearance today in Hilo Circuit Court.

The most serious offense, continuous sexual assault of a minor under the age of 14 is a class A felony offense that carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

At the time of his arrest for these charges, Reis was also arrested for an unrelated District Court warrant.

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This is the second Hilo man to be arraigned in 3rd Circuit Court within days on charges related to sexual abuse of a minor. A bench warrant was issued for 64-year-old Paul Kanaina Kaelemakule Caitano on Wednesday, April 27, after an indictment was filed in 3rd Circuit Court for 23 counts of sex assault involving a minor.

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The offenses allegedly occurred from 2014-18.

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