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Big Island police look for boy who sexually assaulted woman in Kailua-Kona

Police were searching for a boy who sexually assaulted a woman in Kailua-Kona earlier this month, Hawaii island police said today.

The victim was near Old Kona Airport when two boys approached her, punched her, and sexually assaulted her at about 8:35 p.m. Sept. 3, police said.

They fled when confronted by a good Samaritan, police said.

The woman was taken to Kona Community Hospital where she was treated and released.

On Sept. 4, police arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with the assault. He was later released to his parents.

Police said today they are still searching for the second boy, who was described as having a muscular build.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police at 935-3311 or Detective Renee Morinaka at 326-4646, ext. 301 or rene.morinaka@hawaiicounty.gov. Anonymous tips can be made to CrimeStoppers at 961-8300.

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