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Hawaii Police Department
Friday January 8th, 2016 :: 01:46 p.m. HST
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01-08-16 DLNR officer charged with sexual assault

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Division
Captain Robert Wagner
Phone: 961-2251
Report No. C16000145

Media Release

A law enforcement officer for the State Department of Land and Natural Resources has been charged with five counts of sexual assault.

On January 1, a female minor reported that she was at a beach park in Hilo when the DLNR officer approached her while in uniform and sexually assaulted her.

On Thursday (January 7), 39-year-old Ethan Ferguson of Hilo was arrested and taken to the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Hawaiʻi Police Department continued the investigation.

At 11:50 a.m. Friday (January 8), Ferguson was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault and three counts of fourth-degree sexual assault. His bail was set at $13,000.

He remains at the cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday (January 11).

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Hawaii Police Department
349 Kapiolani St
Hilo, HI 96720

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Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 808-935-3311

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