Man sought in bus sex assault


Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for harassment and sexual assault on a public bus.

On Jan. 28 at about 3:25 p.m., the unidentified man touched a female minor while engaging in an indecent act on a Hele-On bus in Waimea near the Lakeland bus stop, police said.

The suspect is described as African-American, tall and thin with short dark hair. He was wearing a RVCA hat and white Beats headphones with a red cord. He may be in Hilo.

Police ask that anyone with information on his identity or location call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

 

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