Kauai child sex assault suspect arrested in California
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Kauai child sex assault suspect arrested in California

  • U.S. MARSHALS

    Samson W. Harong, 26, of Lihue was arrested in California on a bench warrant for first-degree sexual assault and first-degree burglary.

The U.S. Marshals Task Force arrested a fugitive in Northern California accused of sexually assaulting a minor on Kauai.

Authorities arrested Samson W. Harong, 26, of Lihue at a home in Red Bluff, Calif. Monday on a $1 million bench warrant. He remains in custody at the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office pending his extradition to Hawaii.

A Kauai grand jury indicted Harong in October with first-degree sexual assault and first-degree burglary involving a girl younger than 14 years old. On May 1, Harong allegedly entered a residence in Lihue and sexually assaulted the victim, according to a court document.

The jury issued the warrant for his arrest.

After detectives learned Harong had fled the island, Kauai police sought the assistance of the task force that included officers of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Enforcement and Removal Operations, Sacramento District Attorney’s Office and the California Department of Corrections to locate him.

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