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Kona Man Gets 10 Years for Domestic Abuse, Assault

July 23, 2022, 9:00 AM HST
* Updated July 22, 9:20 PM
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A 53-year-old Kona man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for domestic abuse.

Glendon Nakata was sentenced in Kona Circuit Court on Friday, July 22 in relation to a Dec. 3, 2021 incident, Prosecuting Attorney Kelden Waltjen announced in a press release.

On May 20, Nakata pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree attempted assault and felony abuse of family or household member. First-degree attempted assault is a class B felony offense punishable by a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Felony abuse of family or household member is a class C felony offense punishable by a maximum penalty of five  years in prison.

“Today’s sentencing communicates our Office’s commitment to seeking justice for victims of domestic violence and holding offenders accountable for their actions,” said Waltjen. “I am extremely grateful and proud of the diligent efforts of the police, victim advocates, and prosecutors who work together to break the cycle of domestic violence by supporting, encouraging, and empowering survivors.”

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please go to a safe place and call a trusted friend or relative for support. If you choose, you can call 911 to report the abuse to the police. The Child and Family Service 24-Hour Abuse Hotline has advocates available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide support and advocacy. They can be reached at 808-322-7233 in West Hawai‘i and 808-959-8864 in East Hawai‘i.

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