Two charged with 1990 sexual assault cases involving juveniles

LIHU’E — Criminal arraignments are pending for two Kaua’i men who face

multiple sexual assault charges in connection with the alleged attack of three

juvenile girls in separate cases in the 1990s.

A Circuit Court arraignment

is scheduled on March 14 for Noel Dacuycuy, 24, of Puhi, who was arrested on

March 3 and was charged with sexual assault in the first degree and with 52

counts of sexual assault in the third degree.

The charges stem from his

alleged assault of two juvenile girls at a home in East Kaua’i from August 1993

to June 1999, according to Deputy Prosecutor Shaylene Iseri-Carvalho.


two juvenile girls didn’t report the assaults, and Dacuycuy was arrested

after a friend of one of the victims at an East Kaua’i school contacted the


Dacuycuy was arraigned on March 6, but the case was continued to

allow him to retain an attorney.

Bail has been set at $65,000.

In the

other case, Franklin Riopta, 42, of Hanama’ulu is scheduled to be arraigned in

Family Court on March 13 on sexual assault in the first degree, 23 counts of

sexual assault in the third degree and attempted sexual assault.


charges stem from his alleged attack of a female juvenile at a home in East

Kaua’i from October 1990 to June 1995.

Riopta was arrested on March 6

after police responded to a separate complaint at the suspect’s


Riopta was released after he posted a bail bond of $40,000.


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