Grand jury indicts janitor accused of molesting teen student in Kaneohe

Records indicate the alleged assault happened after a ‘fun fair’ at the campus.
21-year-old Shawn O'Regan appears in court.
21-year-old Shawn O'Regan appears in court.(Hawaii News Now)
Published: Oct. 18, 2018 at 4:44 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 21-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a teen girl earlier this month was indicted Thursday by a grand jury.

Shawn O’Regan was arrested Sunday in Kaneohe and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of third-degree sexual assault. Records indicate the alleged assault was against a female victim between the ages of 14 and 16.

He was indicted Thursday on two counts of second-degree sex assault, four counts of third-degree sex assault, one count of promoting pornography for minors and one court of promoting minor-produced sexual images.

On October 5th, according to the criminal complaint, the 14-year-old victim was working at a fun fair at Koolau Baptist Academy when a friend told her that O’Regan — who was apparently inside of a janitor’s closet — wanted to see her. The girl acquiesced, and the alleged assault happened shortly thereafter.

The man worked as a janitor at the girl’s Kaneohe-area school, according to court documents released Wednesday.

Court records indicate that the victim later said she was ‘scared’ and ‘frozen’ during the alleged encounter.

Later that night, the complaint continues, the victim’s mother discovered that the girl and O’Regan had exchanged sexually explicit photos. The victim later told police that O’Regan pressured her into sending the pictures.

In a statement to Hawaii News Now on Wednesday, Pastor Skip Woodfin said he was ‘totally shocked’ by the allegations against O’Regan, who he has known since the man was an elementary school student at the academy.

Woodfin says O’Regan was doing light janitorial work at the school as part of a work-study program while taking classes at Hawaii Baptist College and had no supervision of children in his position.

O’Regan, who remains in custody on $300,000 bail, made his first appearance before a judge Wednesday morning, pleading not guilty to all of the charges against him.

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