HANALEI – Kauai police have begun a search for a suspect in
connection with the sexual assault Saturday morning of a 31-year-old female
visitor who was staying at a vacation rental home here.
KPD Lt. Bill Ching
said the woman was sleeping in a room in the house when, at about 2 a.m., a man
attacked her. The suspect left about 20 minutes later.
Because the assault
occurred in the dark, the woman said she caught only a glimpse of the assailant
and could not provide an accurate description of the man to the police except
that he had a dark complexion.
Ching said the woman’s boyfriend was in the
house at the time of the attack, but he apparently didn’t know the woman was in
trouble because he was sleeping in another room.
Police took the victim to
Wilcox Hospital, where she was treated and released.