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Attempted murder and sex assault suspect, 31, free after posting $500K bail

                                Suspect Michael T. Hirokawa.
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Suspect Michael T. Hirokawa.

A 31-year-old man charged with attempted murder and sexual assault of a woman in downtown Honolulu has been released from custody after posting a $500,000 bail bond.

Prosecutors charged Michael T. Hirokawa with second-degree attempted murder and two counts of first-degree sex assault. He was released from custody Monday following his initial appearance at Honolulu District Court after posting bail.

Hirokawa’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 4.

The alleged brutal assault occurred sometime before 2:05 a.m. Saturday at a unit on the 27th floor at the Capitol Place condominium building, 1200 Queen Emma St.

Police responded to a dropped 911 call at the residential building. When officers arrived, police said they found a woman lying nude outside of an elevator and bleeding profusely. The woman was able to tell officers the suspect’s location in the building.

When officers reached a unit on the 27th floor, they observed a trail of blood from the kitchen and living room to the bedroom.

Officers found the suspect later identified as Hirokawa sleeping with a “substantial amount of blood throughout the white bed sheets and all over Hirokawa’s hands and forearms, according to court documents.

Police arrested Hirokawa on suspicion of attempted murder.

The woman suffered injuries to her private area and was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The court confirmed Hirokawa’s $500,000 aggregate bail, which was posted by Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds. The defense requested lowering the bail, according to the Honolulu’s Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, but was denied by the court.

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