Hilo Man Charged with Sexual Assault, Kidnapping

Hawai`i Police Department detectives have charged a 27-year-old Hilo man for sexual assault and kidnapping for an incident that occurred on Friday in Hilo.

At 1:05 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. 

According to HPD officials, during the course of the investigation, Paul Joseph Daub was identified and arrested without incident. 

On Saturday, 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. 

Daub’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 8 in Hilo District Court.

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