Paauilo man charged with soliciting


A 49-year-old Paauilo man was arrested and charged with soliciting prostitution after answering an ad placed on Craigslist by a police detective as part of an undercover sting operation, according to a police log.

Ira M. Shigaki was arrested at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at a Banyan Drive hotel in Hilo.

According to the log, he agreed by email to pay $250 for sex.

Shigaki was released from custody after he posted $250 bail on the petty misdemeanor charge.

 

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