News

Hilo Man Charged With Sex Assault Following Reported Domestic Incident

August 3, 2022, 2:20 PM HST
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

David Scott Paulino

A Hilo man is facing numerous charges after reportedly sexually assaulting a female earlier this week.

The incident occurred in the early morning hours on Sunday, July 31, at a Hilo residence on Ululani Street. According to Hawai‘i police the suspect, later identified as 58-year-old David Scott Paulino, reportedly struck the victim several times, strangulated her with his hands, sexually assaulted her, threatened her with a knife and took her phone away while she attempted to call police.

On Wednesday, Paulino was charged with two counts of abuse family household member, first-degree sex assault, and first-degree terroristic threatening and interference with reporting an emergency or crime. His bail was set at $123,000.

Paulino remains in police custody pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 4, in Hilo District Court.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Cancel
Mahalo for Subscribing
×

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments