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2 Big Island men charged in separate sex assaults

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 02:27 a.m. HST, Aug 31, 2013

HILO » Two Big Island men have been indicted on sex assault charges in separate, unrelated cases.

Chance Vince Letreta is charged with sex assault of an under 14-year-old girl between 2008 and 2009. Phil James is charged with kidnapping and sex assault of a woman.

Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports a Kona grand jury indicted 34-year-old Letreta of Kailua-Kona and 31-year-old James of Ocean View on Aug. 13.

According to court records Letreta has 15 prior convictions including domestic abuse and auto theft. He couldn't be reached for comment today at Halawa Correctional Facility on Oahu, where he's being held on $50,000 bail.

Court records show James has seven prior convictions, but none for felonies. He couldn't be reached today at Hawaii County Correctional Center, where he's being held on $50,000 bail.

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allie wrote:
What is it with the lawless Big Island and their bizarre sex assaults and sexual practices? Who is in charge over there. Where is the inept, clownish Billie Kenoi?
on August 30,2013 | 10:24AM
BIG wrote:
hey look in your own backyard allie never mind butting in on the big island
on August 30,2013 | 10:47AM
Kaimiloa wrote:
The problem is that South Dakota sends its sex offenders to Hawaii.
on August 31,2013 | 07:02AM
Dimbulb wrote:
Looks like the Liberal Judges didn't reform these two in all their prior convictions. $50,000 is pretty low bail as well. Maybe they will each get a 30 days sentence by another Liberal Judge.
on August 31,2013 | 04:40AM
DABLACK wrote:
The liberal judges wouldn't be too liberal if it was their kin who was assaulted.
on August 31,2013 | 06:10AM
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