Police Seek ID of Suspect in UH-Hilo Sex Assault

The Hawai`i Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown male in connection with a sexual assault reported to have occurred at the University of Hawaii at Hilo campus on Thursday evening.

Police were called to the university just after 8 p.m., where they learned that a female student reported to campus security that she had been accosted by an unknown male within a restroom on campus about a half hour earlier.

The victim described the suspect as a black male approximately 6-feet-tall, wearing black denim pants and a backpack.

Police have provided a surveillance image that depicts a man matching the description given by the victim and was taken in close proximity to the time and location of the reported sexual assault.

The investigation is being conducted by detectives assigned to the department’s Juvenile Aid Section.

Anyone who may have any information regarding the identity of the male depicted in the photograph is asked to call Detective Richard Itliong at (808) 961-2278 or the police non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.

HPD provided image.