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Help Sought in Alleged Kidnapping, Attempted Sex Assault

September 9, 2013, 5:58 AM HST
* Updated September 9, 9:40 AM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Maui police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two men accused of the attempted sex assault and kidnapping of a 20-year-old woman.

The incident occurred between 10 p.m. on Saturday night, Sept. 7, and 1 a.m. on Sunday morning, Sept. 8.

Police say two males grabbed the woman from a party that was being held in Kahului, and put her into a dark colored SUV. The two men then allegedly drove off to a remote area in Pāʻia and attempted to sexually assault the woman, according to police reports.

The victim was able to fend off her attackers and bit one of them in the cheek causing a visible injury to the facial area, according to police reports. The victim was able to flee from the attackers and made her way home and reported the incident to police.

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The two men are described as “local,” between 25 to 30 years of age. One of the alleged attackers has a bite mark on his face and is about 5’8″ to 5’9″ in height with a slender build, according to police.

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Anyone with information is asked not to approach the alleged offenders, but call Maui police at 244-6400, or Detective Jeffrey Mahoney at 244-6425.

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