Competency hearing delay for man accused of school sex assault

  • Justin Mariano appears in 2019 at his first mental fitness hearing in Circuit Court. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

A 21-year-old Kona man indicted in 2019 for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor on the grounds of a South Kona public school and subsequently indicted in connection with two later, unrelated sex assaults remains in custody at the Hawaii State Hospital awaiting another competency hearing.