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Holualoa sexual assault 12-20-07

Hawaii Police Department
Juvenile Aid Section, Area II
Lieutenant Glenn Y. Uehana
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 230
December 20, 2007
Report No. C07040756

(See larger photo) Granito mug shot Sanford K. Granito
…charged with abuse, sexual assault and terroristic threatening

Media Release

A Kona man is in police custody on charges stemming from a report that he sexually and physically assaulted an adult female in the Holualoa area over the course of five days. The victim reported that from December 12 through December 16, the suspect sexually assaulted her, choked her and threatened her life.

Juvenile Aid Section detectives arrested 39-year-old Sanford K. Granito of Holualoa on Wednesday (December 19). Today (December 20) they charged him with two counts of abuse of a family or household member, one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree terroristic threatening.

Granito’s bail was set at $5,250. He is being held in the Kona police cellblock awaiting a court appearance.