Attorney’s Office clarifies James Mundon case

THE GARDEN ISLAND

James Mundon, 52, formerly of Honolulu, was sentenced last week by Judge Kathleen Watanabe to a total of 40 years in prison. Mundon was convicted of first-degree terroristic threatening, kidnapping, third-degree assault, second-degree attempted assault and first-degree attempted sexual assault.

Mundon committed the crimes Feb. 5, 2004, at Marine Camp, Lihu‘e. The victim, a visitor from Canada, was restrained by Mundon twice as she tried to get away. She finally did get away from Mundon after guests at the Kaua‘i Beach Villas helped her.

Mundon, who was previously convicted of second-degree assault in 2001, a felony, was on probation when he committed the additional crimes.

Mundon’s probation for the prior assault conviction was revoked and he was re-sentenced to five years in prison in January 2005.

Mundon’s 40-year prison term will begin after he completes his prison term for the prior assault conviction.

First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jennifer Winn requested consecutive 20-year prison terms based on Mundon’s violent past, the violence exhibited by Mundon in this case, and the significant impact to the victim.

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