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Man on prison furlough charged in new assault

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HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu prosecutors say a 45-year-old man charged with kidnapping and sexual assault was on work furlough from a 10-year prison term for sexual assault when he committed the new crimes.

Michael Lee Carter is charged with luring a 21-year-old woman to a closed school with the promise of cocaine. She told police Carter handed her the cocaine, said he was a police officer and threated to arrest her before choking and sexually assaulting her.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports previously Carter was convicted of sexual assault in a case involving four victims in 2004.

Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Toni Schwartz says Carter was placed on work furlough in June and was employed.

City prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro says his office objected to the furlough.

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