Man 26, charged in Kona sex assault 06-29-05

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
WEST HAWAII JUVENILE AID SECTION
DETECTIVE SCOTT KURASHIGE
PHONE: 326-4646
JUNE 29, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE

On June 29, 2005, at 1:00 p.m., West Hawaii Juvenile Aid Detectives charged Justin K. Otranto, M-26, of Kailua Kona, with a variety of offenses, including two counts of Sexual Assault, Criminal Property Damage, Burglary, Kidnapping, and Violation of Order. Otranto is being held on $17,750.00 bail and is awaiting his arraignment and plea.

On June 27, 22005, a adult female reported that she was asleep within her Holualoa residence when she was awoken at about 4:30 a.m., at the sounds of breaking glass. Upon going to investigate the noises, she recognized Otranto who is a former boyfriend of hers, outside of her residence causing the disturbance. She reported that Otranto managed to enter her residence and sexually assaulted her; upon leaving the residence Otranto was observed fleeing by other residents who were also awoken by the commotion. Ortanto was located in a different area by police and placed under arrest for the above offenses.

Otranto is being held in lieu of $17,750.00 bail and is awaiting his arraignment and plea.

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