Parents devastated by alleged Kamehameha Schools sex assault

Eric Seitz
Eric Seitz

By Kristine Uyeno - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - The parents of the 12-year-old girl, who reported being sexually assaulted at Kamehameha Schools, are devastated. They're wondering how the alleged assault could've happened, with adults present.

That's according to local attorney Eric Seitz, who's now representing the family.

Last week, two 13-year-old boys were arrested and accused of sexually assaulting the girl at a dorm on the Kapalama campus.

Sources say the girl's parents were upset the school didn't notify them sooner.

Seitz says, he is seeking appropriate educational and treatment services for the family.

"Here somebody was, very seriously harmed. The family has been devastated by this experience and I can't get anybody from Kamehameha Schools to talk about what we can do to provide services this family needs to address those issues," said Seitz.

The school issued this written response: "This matter is now in the hands of the police and the Honolulu prosecutor's office. Kamehameha Schools is cooperating fully in their investigations, and to preserve the integrity of that process - and out of respect for the privacy of all of the families involved - we will not be further discussing this matter publicly."