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Police make arrest in alleged Kakaako sex assault

File photo taken from Kaka'ako homeless encampment File photo taken from Kaka'ako homeless encampment

A 29-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with an alleged sexual assault at a Kaka'ako homeless encampment.

Authorities say M.J. Marew as taken into custody at Kamamalu Playground in Nu'uanu at around 2:20 p.m. He was booked on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of terroristic threatening.

Police believe Marew assaulted a 21-year-old woman at the homeless encampment at around 5:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. When two of the woman's family members attempted to intervene, authorities say Marew threatened them with a dangerous instrument.

Marew remains in police custody, pending an investigation.

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