Suspect indicted for allegedly sexually assaulting woman at knifepoint at Manoa home

The suspect has been identified as 20-year-old Xavier Swofford.
Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 10:27 PM HST|Updated: Aug. 11, 2022 at 11:16 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 20-year-old man has been indicted after he allegedly broke in to a woman’s Manoa home and sexually assaulted her at knife point.

Xavier Swofford was previously charged with burglary, sex assault and kidnapping after the incident in July.

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Surveillance video allegedly shows Swofford stalking his victim, hiding behind parked cars on the street as she walked home.

“She goes inside, at which point, this male enters, brandishes the knife, restrains her then sexually assaults her,” said Sgt. Chris Kim of Honolulu CrimeStoppers previously told Hawaii News Now.

Swofford was arrested on Aug. 3. He was set to appear in court Thursday. He’s being held on $750,000 bail.

This story may be updated.

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