Minimum term set for Old A rapist

  • Samuel Latrik appears in February 2019 in Kona Circuit Court for sentencing. LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today file photo

A Kailua-Kona teen convicted of the September 2016 rape of a woman at Old Kona Airport Park won’t be eligible to seek parole until August 2029.

The Hawaii Paroling Authority on June 2 ordered Samuel Latrik serve concurrently a minimum of 11 years of the 20-year sentences handed down for two counts first-degree sexual assault and one count each attempted first-degree sexual assault and kidnapping, according to Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Toni Schwartz.

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The board also set concurrent minimums for second-degree robbery at eight years and four years for second-degree assault, first-degree terroristic threatening and third-degree assault.

The earliest Latrik could be paroled would be Aug. 7, 2029, she said.

“If not granted parole during his initial hearing, his next is required to take place within the following 12 months and so on until parole is granted or his completes his 20-year maximum terms,” Schwartz said.

Latrik was the second teen sentenced in connection with the crime after he pleaded guilty and no contest mid-trial in November 2018 to charges including first-degree sexual assault, second-degree assault, kidnapping and robbery, among others. He was sentenced in February 2019 to up to 20 years for the offenses.

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Tyron Sigrah, the first teen sentenced, has already been given his minimum term from the parole board. Sigrah, who pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual assault, second-degree assault, kidnapping and second-degree robbery prior to trial, must also serve 11 years of a 20-year term before parole eligibility.

Both men are currently incarcerated at Saguaro Correctional Center in Arizona.

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