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Ka’u sexual assault (update) 09-28-09

Hawaii Police Department
Juvenile Aid Section, Area II
Lieutenant Glenn Y. Uehana
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 230
September 26, 2007
Report No. C07031104

(Select photo for larger image.) Appleby photo John Appleby
…charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, assault and attempted murder

Media Release (update)

Kona Juvenile Aid Detectives have charged a Ka’u man with five offenses in connection with a sexual assault over the weekend.

John Appleby, 26, was charged at 11:40 a.m. Friday (September 28) with attempted second-degree murder, kidnapping, second-degree assault and two counts of first-degree sexual assault.

These charges stem from an incident that was reported by an adult female, who said she was struck with a rock, held against her will, sexually assaulted and nearly drowned by Appleby, a former boyfriend, at a remote Ka’u beach late Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

Appleby is being held in the Kona police cellblock in lieu of $250,000 bail pending his initial court appearance.