HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - An adult day care center employee is behind bars, accused of raping a mentally disabled woman who was unable to give consent, prosecutors said.
Louis Sardis, 64, works as a therapist support at the Arc of Hilo adult day care center.
Court documents say Sardis was caught the act on Friday while in a parked white van on the roadway of Melekule Street.
Authorities say the victim, who's unable to walk and is in a wheelchair, is mentally defective and physically helpless.
Sardis, who appeared in court Monday, has been charged with three counts of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of third-degree sexual assault.
His bail was reduced from $64,000 to $49,000.
Sardis' preliminary hearing is set for Thursday afternoon.