UH dorm burglar guilty of additional sex assault

UH dorm burglar guilty of additional sex assault

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (HAWAIINEWSNOW) - A former Schofield Barracks soldier gave up his court fight in a Waikiki rape case Wednesday.

Mark Heath pleaded no contest to burglary and sex assault.  Prosecutors say two years ago, he broke into a woman's Ala Wai Boulevard apartment while she was sleeping and raped her.  D-N-A evidence linked him to the crime.

Heath is already convicted of breaking into dorm rooms at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and stealing various items, including women's underwear.  He also held a pair of scissors to a female student's face and fondled her.

Prosecutors say they'll seek a 60-year prison term when Heath is sentenced for both cases in January.

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