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Waianae man charged in the Jan. 6 rape of a 12-year-old girl

  • Samuel Kea III


Honolulu prosecutors have charged a 20-year-old Waianae man for allegedly grabbing a 12-year-old girl as she walked home from school and raping her in his garage.

Samuel K. Kea III, of Moekolu Street, is scheduled to appear in court Thursday  for a preliminary hearing. He was charged with four counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree sexual assault and remained at Oahu Correctional Community Center unable to post $100,000 bail.

The girl was walking home after school on Jan. 6 when a man she knows as Kamu Kea tried to persuade her to go to his home, according to court documents.

The girl said she didn’t want to go with him numerous times, but Kea allegedly grabbed her by the arm and pulled her into the garage of his home.

He held her on the bed and raped her, the documents said.

The girl identified Kea in a photographic line-up with police.

Police called him on his cell phone and he agreed to meet with officers Friday at the Waianae Transit Center where he was arrested.

Kea has one conviction on his record, according to the state’s criminal data center. He was convicted of theft on Nov. 24 and sentenced to two days in jail.


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