Police seek suspect after campus sexual assault

  • Hawaii Police Department | A security camera captured this image of a man matching the description of the suspect.

Police have asked for public assistance in locating a man in connection with a reported sexual assault at the University of Hawaii Hilo campus Thursday.

The man, described as a black male approximately six feet tall wearing black denim pants and a backpack, was reported by a female student to have accosted her in a campus restroom Thursday evening. The student said the man was unknown to her.

A security camera near where the alleged assault occurred recorded an image of a man matching the suspect’s description near the time and place of the incident.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity is encouraged to call detective Richard Itliong at (808) 961-2278.


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