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Ex-police officer found guilty of sex assault is a fugitive in Morocco

By Nelson Daranciang

LAST UPDATED: 3:48 a.m. HST, Feb 9, 2012

Former Honolulu police officer Michael Tarmoun, who failed to show up for sentencing in state court last October for sexually assaulting a Waikiki prostitute, is back in his native Morocco, said Keith Kiuchi, lawyer for A-1 Bail Bonds.

"The bondsman has located the defendant, given the prosecuting attorney the location, down to the street where he is in Rabat, Morocco," Kiuchi said.

He said the bondsman cannot return Tarmoun to Hawaii to face sentencing because it does not have a U.S. Marshals fugitive warrant.

The United States does not have an extradition treaty with Morocco.

A-1 is on the hook for the $50,000 bail it guaranteed for Tarmoun's court appearances.The bail bond company is fighting an order to forfeit the $50,000.

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