Teen pleads guilty in Old A rape case

  • Samuel Latrik appears in Circuit Court on the first day of his trial on Wednesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Two days into trial in 3rd Circuit Court, an 18-year-old man accused of felony sexual assaults at Old Kona Airport Park two years ago changed his plea to guilty.

Samuel Latrik pleaded guilty as charged to first-degree sexual assault, second-degree assault, kidnapping, third-degree sexual assault and third-degree attempted sexual assault.


The teen also pleaded no contest to terroristic threatening, first-degree sexual assault and robbery.

Latrik was one of two individuals involved in a sexual assault against a woman at Old Airport on the soccer field in the evening of Sept. 3, 2016. Tyron Sigrah was also charged in the case.

This afternoon, Latrik’s attorney James Biven informed the court he had gone over the charges and plea agreement with his client multiple times with a Marshallese interpreter.

Judge Robert D.S. Kim read the charges aloud in the court and asked Latrik what his plea was.

The teen quietly replied guilty or no contest.


The plea agreement was read outside of the presence of the jury.

Sigrah pleaded guilty in October to charges of first-degree sexual assault, robbery, kidnapping and second-degree assault.

  1. Big Mac November 29, 2018 4:38 pm

    He needs to be removed from society for a long time. He’s not only a rapist, he’s also stupid and violent. That’s a bad combination.

  2. Dorianne November 29, 2018 6:26 pm

    A couple teenagers raping and trying to kill a total stranger in a town they just moved to… wow.. dangerous fellas finally brought to justice.. hopefully they won’t be released to harm innocent victims again

  3. Kaipo Wall November 29, 2018 11:07 pm

    This is a case for ICE . These guys , AFTER incarceration , should be immediately and permanently , with no chance of appeal , stay , or delay of any form . They are lucky it is the present era and they do not face the noose .

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