Man accused of sexual assault

Preston Kahookele-Himalaya-Kutzen
Preston Kahookele-Himalaya-Kutzen

By Mari-Ela David - bio | email

NANAKULI (KHNL) - Police call it a rare and disturbing case out of Nanakuli.

Residents there are in shock after a well-known member of the community is arrested for sexual assault. The suspect is in police custody for allegedly molesting a teenage boy who worked for him. And tonight - investigators think there may be more potential victims. Police say they found polaroid pictures of a number of young boys in the man's home. Long-time friends and neighbors stand by a man they say would never hurt a child.

"We worked for him for a while, my nephew, all work for him, he would've done that to him but as far as I see, he's innocent," neighbor Pili Kahookele.

Police say 56-year-old Henry Moisa allegedly molested a 15 year old boy, four times over the past year.

Moisa operates A's party portable toilet rental out of his Nanakuli home. Investigators say the victim was one of Moisa's employees. Court papers show, the first sexual assault was during the job interview. A neighbor who used to work for Moisa says that's out of his character.

"Henry was a good man. I don't know what happened. Every time I work with him, we find all kinds of stuffs like in the port-o-potties," neighbor Preston Kahookele-Himalay-Kutzen said. "Magazines, porn, all kinds, mental stuffs, we all put them in a box then we get in the house, collect them all then we throw them away."

Police arrested Moisa at this gas station, next door to his home. Investigators will not say what kind of pictures they found in his house. But investigators say if there are more victims, they urge them to not be afraid.

"Because they're juvenile males, there may be a lot of shame in coming forward and saying you're a victim of a sex assault," Sgt. Kim Buffett said.

Moisa's bail is set at $250,000 dollars. Police say the investigation started a month ago after the teenage boy's family reported the alleged sexual assaults.