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Police: Man Attempts to Sexually Assault Woman in Mililani

By Minna Sugimoto

MILILANI (KHNL) - Some women in Mililani are looking over their shoulders, as Honolulu police hunt for a sexual predator in their neighborhood.

Minerva Dougherty has lived in a townhouse complex on Meheula Parkway in Mililani for the past 10 years.

"Generally, I feel safe, you know, walking at night, doing the laundry at night," she said.

But she's shaken up after she hears a fellow resident had a frightening experience in one of the common laundry rooms.

"Well, it's not safe anymore," she said.

A woman in her 20s told investigators a stranger made unwanted sexual advances toward her at about 9:30 pm, November 23rd.

"It's fairly dark," Sgt. Kim Buffett, Crimestoppers, said. "There was no witnesses, no one in the area at the time. Just her and this male."

Buffett says the man introduced himself as Justin, and then grabbed the victim.

"He grabbed her hand for her to touch him, but she had pulled back and refused," she said. "And he just left like it was no big deal."

The case is classified as an attempted sex assault.

"I would feel uncomfortable, too," Dougherty said. "I'll be more alert. I'll be more careful, you know, walking around here."

The suspect is believed to be in 20s. He's about 5'4" to 5'6" tall, and weighs about 140 to 160 lbs.

"We need to put a stop on to that," Dougherty said. "We need to look for that man."

Police agree.

If you have any information about this case, call Crimestoppers at 955-8300.

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