Former UH star Kim Willoughby sentenced for assault conviction - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Former UH star Kim Willoughby sentenced for assault conviction

Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby
Sara Daniels Sara Daniels

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Former University of Hawaii Wahine volleyball and basketball player Kim Willoughby, was sentenced by circuit court judge Karen Ahn to five years probation for assaulting a woman outside a Honolulu nightclub.

The assault happened back on December 16th, 2006. Willoughby punched and beat Sara Daniel in the parking lot of Pipeline Cafe.

And for the first time since the incident, Daniel spoke directly to her attacker in court. She told Willoughby she suffered immense pain both mentally and physically and had to undergo major reconstructive surgery to her face.

"I waited two-and-a-half years to stand in front of you face to face, to have my closure. Think of the kids that look up to you. You're sending the wrong message. My wish for you is to realize how out of control you are and to learn how to control yourself" said Daniel at the sentencing.

"I would like to apologize to every child that has grown up watching me play. I really do regret the situation. I really do regret everything that's happened here. I take full responsibility for my actions" said Willoughby, speaking to the media outside the courtroom.

 The judge also ordered Willoughby to pay the victim's medical bills.

While this case is closed, another has yet to be settled. Back in April, the Italian Olympic Committee announced Willoughby tested positive for steroid use. The former Wahine says she is confident that will be proved wrong.

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