Posted: Mar 16, 2021 / 7:52 PM HSTUpdated: March 16, 2021 / 9:07 am HST
HONOLULU (KHON2) – A 37-year-old male allegedly sexually assaulted in downtown Honolulu this month.
Honolulu District Attorney Steve Alm posted a warning to the public on Tuesday March 16.
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Randy Jacob has been arrested six times since March 3. In four of these incidents he is said to have fondled the breasts and buttocks of women without their consent, and in the fifth incident Jacob is said to have grabbed a woman by the arm in an attempt to pull her close.
Prosecutors said these incidents occurred in the area between Longs on Bishop Street and the Frank F. Fasi Municipal Building.
Jacob’s sixth arrest was for an alleged theft from a Fort Street Mall store.
He was arrested and charged with the following charges:
- Arrested on March 3, 2021 and charged with fourth degree theft
- Arrested on March 5, 2021 and charged with harassment
- Arrested on March 8, 2021 and charged with a number of Sex Assault 4
- Arrested on March 11, 2021 and charged with a number of Sex Assault 4
- Arrested on March 13, 2021 and charged with a number of Sex Assault 4
- Arrested on March 16, 2021 and faced a number of Sex Assault 4
The prosecution department said every time Jacob appeared in court about these arrests, they pleaded for him to be detained or given mental health treatment.
However, in August 2020, the Hawaii Supreme Court had issued its Order Regarding Petty Offenses, Misdemeanors, and Defendants for Detaining Suspects.
Under that order, Jacob was released after each of his arrests, as fourth-degree sexual assault is not an under-order offense. Jacob remains in police custody for his arrest on Tuesday, March 16, but has $ 2,000 bail.
“It is imperative that people like Jacob be detained or committed to mental health
Treatment, depending on what is appropriate to protect the public, “said Alm.” I’ll call
the Supreme Court to amend the ordinance so that innocent people do not become victims again while they are
Fees are still pending. To accomplish this, the prosecutor will petition the Supreme Court to change the order. “
Alm meanwhile said police will step up patrols in downtown Honolulu. He advised people to be careful with their surroundings.
Jacob is considered innocent until proven guilty.