Old A rape suspect arrested after violating conditions of bail release

  • Samuel Latrick appears in Circuit Court for a bail hearing in February. Bail for the Old Kona Airport Park rape suspect was reduced to $25,000. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — A teen accused of sexual assault was arrested early this morning for violating conditions of bail.

Samuel Latrik, 18, was arrested at the Kealakehe police station at 5:40 a.m. He is being held without bail until his hearing today before 3rd Circuit Court before Judge Robert D.S. Kim where bail will be discussed.

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Latrik is facing numerous class A felony sexual assault charges connected to the 2016 Old Kona Airport rape case. He is one of two males arrested and charged in the crime.

His co-defendant, Tyrone Sigrah, recently pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual assault, second-degree assault, kidnapping and second-degree robbery. The 17-year-old, who had been charged as an adult, now awaits sentencing, which is scheduled for Sept. 18.

Latrik, who was also charged as an adult, is scheduled for a jury trial on Oct. 23.

The request to revoke Latrik’s bail was filed by the Hawaii Intake Service Center on July 20 after the teen failed to check in with his social worker, a requirement of his release on bail. It was granted by Kim and a bench warrant for the teen’s arrest was issued Friday.

Latrik was arrested in January on $50,000 bail. Kim lowered the bail in February to $25,000. Part of the conditions of the teen’s release was to check in twice a month face-to-face with his social worker at Hawaii Intake Service Center and call every week on Wednesday.

According to court documents, Latrik has not reported by phone or in person to Hawaii Intake Service Center from June 27 to July 17.

While the defendant did leave a message on July 18, indicating that he was checking in, “it still does not negate the fact that he failed to report HISC over three weeks.”

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Latrik was arrested and charged as a second suspect in the assault against a woman at Old Airport on Sept. 3, 2016. According to the Hawaii Police Department, two boys approached a woman, punched and sexually assaulted her. Police added the boys fled when confronted by an unidentified person.

A 17-year-old juvenile at the time of the crime, the family court judge waived jurisdiction to 3rd Circuit Court where Latrik would face charges as an adult. A Kona grand jury indicted the teen in January on three counts of first-degree sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault, kidnapping, second-degree robbery, first-degree terroristic threatening and sexual assault.

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