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UH-Manoa student arrested for sex assault in Oregon

Kasen Kunishima Takushi (Image: Honolulu Police Department) Kasen Kunishima Takushi (Image: Honolulu Police Department)
(Image: Pacific University Athletics) (Image: Pacific University Athletics)
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Police arrested a University of Hawaii at Manoa student during class Tuesday on numerous sex assault charges stemming from his time as an undergraduate in Oregon.

Kasen Kunishima Takushi, 20, was pulled out of class Tuesday and arrested outside of UH Manoa's art building for extradition to Oregon.

Police had issued a warrant for his arrest on one count of rape, three counts of sodomy and one count of assault.

Takushi played football for Pacific University in 2014, but coaches say he didn't meet grades and became ineligible to play.

Takushi was not arrested or charged while at Pacific University, but after the allegations were made in early 2015, his family says Takushi was ultimately expelled from the university.

He later returned home to Mililani and transferred to UH Manoa this fall.

Hawaii News Now also learned he formerly worked as a bartender at Sushi YuZu in Ko Olina but was let go in June for poor work performance.

Takushi is being held on a $520,000 bond and until authorities from the mainland come to pick him up.  

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