Trial moved to October

LIHUE — The trial for a former Department of Land and Natural Resources officer charged with 30 counts of sexual assault has been continued to late October.

Tarey William Kahana Low, 54, is charged with 26 counts of sexual assault in the first degree, which are class A felonies, and four counts of sexual assault in the third degree.

The Kapaa man is said to have allegedly sexually assaulted a female minor from June 29, 2007, through Feb. 14, 2014, according to the Oct. 9, 2014, 13-page indictment.

A motion to determine voluntariness of his statements to police was scheduled to be heard Tuesday in the Fifth Circuit Court inside Judge Watanabe’s courtroom but was moved two weeks because his defense attorney said he needed more time to review the motion with his client.

The motion will be heard on May 17. Low’s trial is scheduled for Oct. 31.

Low used to be the former branch chief for the state’s DLNR Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement. He started as a DNLR Enforcement Officer on April 2, 1990.

He became the Kauai district manager in November 2001 and retired on June 1, 2009.

Low served with KPD during the 1980s.


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