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Ex-prison guard indicted in sex case

A former state prison guard is facing a 10-year prison term if convicted of a second-degree sexual assault charge involving a male inmate at Oahu Community Correctional Center.

An Oahu grand jury indicted Ryan Malasig yesterday, and Circuit Judge Richard Perkins issued a $100,000 bench warrant for his arrest.

According to the indictment, the incident took place on Aug. 23, 2009.

Leilani T. Young, deputy city prosecutor, said Malasig forced the inmate to perform oral sex. The inmate saved his shirt with DNA from the encounter and presented it to police when he reported the assault, Young said.

Young said the DNA from the shirt matched Malasig’s.


Elderly woman dies from accident

Police said an 89-year-old woman died at the Queen’s Medical Center Monday night from injuries suffered when a school bus hit her in Waikiki earlier in the day.

The accident happened in front of the Hale Koa Hotel at about 4:40 p.m.

Police said the Gomes School Bus Service vehicle, driven by a 43-year-old man, turned left onto Kalia Road from Maluhia Road and ran over the woman, who was in a crosswalk. There were no passengers in the school bus at the time. The woman was taken to Queen’s in very critical condition with severe leg injuries, police said.


Schools closed in search for suspect

Police locked down Aiea Elementary School, St. Elizabeth Elementary School and the Aiea Hongwanji Mission Preschool for about half an hour yesterday in a search of the area for a man apparently wanted on warrants.

The schools reopened at about 1 p.m. after police captured the man at Puakala Street and Nanu Place, a dispatch supervisor said.

Claire Tamamoto, director of the preschool, said the suspect ran through their school yard in his attempt to get away from police.


Student assaulted at UH apartment

The University of Hawaii at Manoa issued a security alert after the assault of a female student Sunday at the Hale Noelani campus apartment building.

The student told campus and Honolulu police that her assailant was a man in his early 20s, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. He had a muscular build, black hair in a crewcut, a brown complexion and black eyes. He was wearing a white T-shirt, shorts and slippers.


11 arrested in fights at Kapolei High

Police arrested 11 boys on suspicion of disorderly conduct yesterday after what appeared to be a series of fights at Kapolei High School.

The boys, all Kapolei students, were released to their parents’ custody.



Driver rams into Lihue storefront

A car driven by an elderly woman crashed through a Lihue 7-Eleven store window yesterday morning.

Kauai police said the accident happened at about 9:30 a.m. at the 7-Eleven convenience store at 3-3152 Kuhio Highway.

No one was injured.

There was no immediate estimate of damage to the store or the vehicle.


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