Old A rape suspect brought to court after reports of violating conditions of bail

  • Samuel Latrik

KEALAKEKUA — A Kona teen facing felony sex assault charges is being held without bail after being picked up on a bench warrant for the second time due to reported violations of conditions of his release.

Samuel Latrik was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon in the Kealakehe area, according to Hawaii Police. He appeared in 3rd Circuit Court before Judge Robert D.S. Kim Wednesday morning where a hearing was scheduled for Sept. 17 to address Hawaii Intake Service Center’s verified application to revoke the 18-year-old’s bail due to noncompliance with terms of his release.

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Kim stated the court will maintain no bail status until the hearing.

Latrik is one of two suspects accused of sexually assaulting a woman at Old Kona Airport Park in September 2016. Tyron Sigrah, 17, was arrested in November 2017 in connection with the assault.

Both teens were charged in juvenile court before a judge waived their cases to 3rd Circuit Court where they were charged as adults. Latrik and Sigrah have been out on $25,000 bail for several months.

Electronic monitoring was instated after Latrik was brought to court on a bench warrant on July 31 for not checking in with his social worker. Deputy Prosecutor Sheri Lawson stated in court then that she was opposed to electronic monitoring and requested that bail be increased or revoked.

Since a Marshallese interpreter had not been used during Latrik’s meetings with his social worker, Kim believed there was a possibility of a communication break down.

On Aug. 10, Kim told Latrik he would only be allowed to leave his home for medical or legal appointments. He was also required to check in with HISC when he left his residence and when he returned. A Marshallese interpreter was present in the courtroom at the time of the instruction.

On Friday, HISC filed its second application to revoke bail, recognizance or supervised release. According to the application, Latrik left his home at 10:05 p.m. Aug. 22 and didn’t return until 4:07 a.m. the next day.

HISC was closed Aug. 23 because of Hurricane Lane and didn’t reopen until Aug. 27. Once it reopened, Latrik was contacted and warned about the consequences if he didn’t follow the terms of his release.

“The defendant was told if he did not comply with the terms and conditions of his release, the court would be notified and revocation would be submitted,” court documents state.

According HISC, Latrik left home again without authorization at 8:36 p.m. Sept. 5 and returned a couple hours later at 10:42 p.m.

“The defendant is in clear violation of the terms and conditions of release and the terms and conditions of the electronic monitoring,” the court document states.

Latrik and Sigrah are accused of beating and raping a woman on the soccer field at Old Kona Airport Park on Sept. 3, 2016. According to the Hawaii Police Department, two boys approached the woman, punched and sexually assaulted her. Police added the boys fled when confronted by an unidentified person.

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Sigrah recently pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual assault, second-degree assault and second-degree robbery. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 18.

Latrik is accused of three counts of first-degree sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault, kidnapping, second-degree robbery, first-degree terroristic threatening and third-degree sexual assault. Jury trial is set for Oct. 23.

  1. Big Mac September 13, 2018 5:32 am

    Revoke this rapists bail. He understands english just fine. Look at his Facebook page, every picture he’s flashing gang signs.


    1. Pest Outwest September 13, 2018 2:42 pm

      Well, they might be Marshallese gangs. I hear if you dis them in the slightest they smack you across the head with a tuna, brutal.


  2. KonaDude September 13, 2018 7:23 am

    I’m sure he is sorry, he didn’t mean it, set him free.


  3. briala September 13, 2018 3:36 pm

    I am shocked — shocked! — to hear this news.


  4. Kaipo Wall September 13, 2018 7:21 pm

    You have to get these Marshallese and Micronesian youth away from and OFF rap music . That is what is turning them bad and mean and gangsterlike . They come from an innocent and Christian society . They get over here and what are they drawn to? Rap music and all the vile acting out that goes with it . Al & Tipper Gore were right : Rap music , gangster rap , is a huge curse and a blight on the youth . Especially impressionable immigrant youth , whom are looking for cultural roll models . They pick the worst ones! Marshallese and Micronesian elders are failing their communities by failing to guide these kids . Cluelessly allowing them to evolve into wildlings


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