Police searching for suspect in Hilo sex assault

Published On: Nov 21 2013 01:29:04 PM HST
HILO, Hawaii -

Big Island police are investigating a sexual assault in Hilo on Tuesday.

A woman was reportedly attacked in the bathroom of a state facility in the Waiakea area of Hilo around 4:30 p.m.  The victim was able to fight off her attacker, who fled in a 2003-2006 red Ford Expedition with tan or gold on the bottom.

The suspect is described as a man in his early 20s, 6-feet-tall, 160 to 180 pounds with a thin build, curly blond hair and facial acne.  He was wearing a white tank top and black surf shorts.

Police ask anyone with information on this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Jesse Kerr at 961-8883 or jkerr@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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