Accused Mililani sexual predator appears in court

Nicholas Anduha, center
Nicholas Anduha, center

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - A young man accused of being a sexual predator in Mililani made his initial court appearance Monday.

Nicholas Anduha, 20, is charged with eight counts of sex assault, two counts of kidnapping and two counts of terroristic threatening.

Police say last Wednesday, he forced a 15-year-old girl into his van, drove to several locations and sexually assaulted her.

Earlier that same day, investigators say he tried to abduct another 15-year-old girl at knifepoint, but the victim's boyfriend intervened.

Anduha's bail is set at $500,000. A preliminary hearing will be held Wednesday, unless a grand jury indicts him before then.