Man Accused of Harassing UH Students Wants Jury Trial

Eldon Cox
Eldon Cox
Jeffery Hawk
Jeffery Hawk

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- A homeless man accused of harassing two female students at the University of Hawaii wants an Oahu jury to decide his fate.

Eldon Cox is charged with trespassing and harassment.  On Wednesday, he demanded a jury trial for the misdemeanor case.

University officials say the 48-year-old followed two women from Ala Moana Center to their dorm room in Manoa January 26th.

"What is his explanation for why he was on campus near the girls?" this reporter asked.

"You know, we haven't discussed that at this point," Jeffrey Hawk, defense attorney, said.  "I just got the police reports this morning, and I haven't spoken with my client about it.  So it would be premature for me to talk about that."

Cox's attorney says the case is being blown out of proportion.

The suspect is scheduled to appear at Circuit Court February 25th.