11-04-20 Hilo man charged with Sexual Assault and Kidnapping

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Area I Juvenile Aid Section
Lieutenant Sandor Finkey
Phone: 935-3311
Report No. 20-083067

Media Release

Detectives have charged a 27-year-old Hilo man for sexual assault and kidnapping for an incident that occurred on Friday in Hilo.

On Friday (October 30, 2020) at 01:05 a.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of a sexual assault.  Police contacted a 20-year-old female who reported that she met with a male she had been communicating with via the internet.  After meeting with him, the female reported that the male drove her to a secluded area of a roadway in the Panaʻewa area where she was sexually assaulted.  During the course of events, the female reported that she attempted to exit the vehicle but was pulled back in multiple times. 

During the course of the investigation, Paul Joseph Daub was identified and arrested without incident.  On Saturday (October 31, 2020), after conferring with prosecutors, Paul Joseph Daub was charged with one count of first degree sexual assault, one count of kidnapping and one count of third degree sexual assault.  His bail was set at $22,000.00 and he has since posted bail.  His preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 08, 2020 in Hilo District Court.


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