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State roundup for September 27

Former school aide is indicted

HONOLULU (AP) — An Oahu grand jury has indicted a former aide at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind on two counts of sexual assault at the school eight years ago.

The grand jury Wednesday indicted Alfie S. Lumabas for what prosecutors said were assaults committed in 2005 when the teacher’s aide was 29 and the female student was 14.

The girl was living in the school dormitory that year, investigators said. Lumabas sexually assaulted her during one-on-one tutoring sessions sanctioned by the school, according to prosecutors.

Lumabas moved to California later in 2005, said deputy prosecutor Chastity Imamura.

The girl in February 2008 told a school counselor about the assaults. Administrators notified the girl’s parents. The girl that year also reported the sexual assaults to Honolulu police, prosecutors said.

Lumabas is the first person to face charges connected to sexual assaults at the school.

Arrests made in Oahu goat theft

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police arrested two men suspected of stealing goats from a Kahuku farm, but released another pending investigation.

The Honolulu Police Department said in a statement both suspects arrested Wednesday are 24 years old.

The owner of the Kahuku Goats farm says more than 20 purebred goats were stolen last week between Thursday night and Friday morning. Keal Pontin believes the thief used duct tape to keep the animals from making noise.

Pontin suspects the thieves watched the farm, got to know its routine and then waited for a full moon to steal the animals.

Twenty-one of the goats were pregnant and 10 of them were days away from giving birth.


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