EXCLUSIVE: Longtime prosecutor accused of harassment
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A long-time city prosecutor is accused of stalking and harassing a former co-worker.
Deputy Prosecutor Darrell Wong is a 29-year veteran of the office who is assigned to challenging and high-profile cases.
But on Thursday, police were called to Wong's office after a 31-year-old former co-worker with whom he had an extramarital affair filed a criminal complaint.
The complaint and a subsequent TRO application alleges that Wong barged into her family's home and grabbed her her and pushed her on a bench. It's one of about a dozen incidents of alleged harassment that the woman says occurred over the past ten months.
But Wong's attorney said his client never threatened nor was he violent with the woman.
"We can say that we adamantly deny everything we've seen up to this point," said defense attorney Victor Bakke.
"(She) now appears to be taking revenge on both my client and we expect the office of the prosecuting attorney."
The allegations of harassment have prompted Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro to suspend Wong and later place him on leave earlier this year.
But Bakke said his client was in a consensual relationship that went bad. He says the the woman will likely file a civil lawsuit, alleging hostile work environment and harassment.
"And some point we expect this to end in a lawsuit complaint by her," he said.
We reached out to the woman's attorney, Scott Collins, who did not return calls.
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