Maui police search for man accused of sexually assaulting hitchhiker

Maui police search for man accused of sexually assaulting hitchhiker

WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui police are searching for a man seen in surveillance video, accused of sexually assaulting a hitchhiker.

The 21-year-old woman said a man, who identified himself as "Sam," gave her a ride from Lahaina to Kihei in his black pickup truck on Sunday between the hours of 1 a.m. And 3:30 a.m.

She claimed he assaulted her in the parking lot of the Maui Ocean Center, police said.

The suspect is described as a local Hawaiian or Tongan man between the ages of 30 to 35 years. He is about 6 feet tall.

Anyone with information is asked to call Maui Crime Stoppers at (808) 242-6966.

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