Man Charged in Kidnapping, Sex Assault Incident

The Hawai`i Police Department has charged a 36-year-old Kailua-Kona man with sexual offenses in connection with an incident reported on January 27.

On January 29, at 9:35 a.m., Shawn Christopher Vasquez was charged with kidnapping in the first-degree and two counts of third-degree sexual assault for the incident which is said to have occurred in the Kailua-Kona area.

Vasquez is being held at the Kona Police cellblock in lieu of $14,000 bail pending his initial court appearance in Kona District Court scheduled for Tuesday morning.

Shawn Christopher Vasquez. HPD photo.