Suspect in Iwilei sex assault makes initial court appearance
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Suspect in Iwilei sex assault makes initial court appearance

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Isa Lucky, 25, (center) kept his head down and arms folded during a hearing before Judge Melanie May at Honolulu District Court today. The man at left is court interpreter.

A 25-year-old man accused of sexually assaulted a 49-year-old woman in the Iwilei area made his initial court appearance today.

Isa Lucky appeared before Judge Melanie May at Honolulu District Court on charges of kidnapping and two counts of third-degree sex assault.

Lucky, who is homeless, kept his head down and arms folded during the hearing. His bail was set at $75,000.

Police said Lucky approached the woman who was at a bus stop in the area of 866 Iwilei Road at about 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Lucky and the victim are not known to one another.

He allegedly grabbed her arm and pulled her toward the stairwell of a building on Sumner Street and sexually assaulted her, according to court documents released today. He fled in an unknown direction.

At about 1:30 p.m. the next day, police located Lucky near the intersection of Kuwili Street and Iwilei Road and arrested him on suspicion of kidnapping and sex assault.

He has a criminal record of liquor in public places, criminal property damage, harassment, unauthorized entry into a vehicle and theft.

Correction: Honolulu police issued an update saying that Lucky was arrested near the intersection of Kuwili Street and Iwilei Road, and not at the city’s Punawai Rest Stop, as was reported in an earlier version of this story.
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