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Friday, June 24, 2016

U.S. Marshals and HPD Arrest Unregistered Sex Offender



Honolulu, HI - On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, U.S. Marshals and HPD officers arrested 29 year-old Justin Jumawan of Honolulu in Waikiki near Kalakaua Ave just after 6:30 pm. Jumawan was wanted by the State of Hawaii on an arrest warrant for two counts of Failure to Comply with Covered Offender Registration Requirements.

On May 23, 2016, it was announced that the State of Hawaii Attorney General’s Office had charged eight sex offenders with violating sex offender registration requirements; Jumawan being one of those charged. Jumawan was required to register as a sex offender stemming from an October 31, 2007 conviction for Sexual Assault in the Second Degree and Sexual Assault in the Third Degree. On February 19, 2016 Jumawan moved from his registered address without notifying the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center within three days of the change, as required by law. As a result of his failure to comply, the State of Hawaii issued the warrant of arrest. Jumawan was taken into custody and transported to the Honolulu Police central receiving for booking.

Since 2009, the State of Hawaii Attorney General’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service have teamed up, utilizing state and federal resources to go after unregistered sex offenders to bring them to justice. Those who ignore the law and refuse to register will be arrested as the public has a right to know where convicted sex offenders are living in the community. The U.S. Marshals Task Force and the State Attorney General’s Office continue to track down other unregistered sex offenders who are wanted and on the run.

The U.S. Marshals Hawaii Task Force is comprised of various federal, state, and county law enforcement agencies to include the Maui Police Department, Hawaii County Police Department, Kauai Police Department, Honolulu Police Department, State of Hawaii Attorney General’s Office, Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office, State of Hawaii Probation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Social Security Administration Office of Investigations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Enforcement and Removal Operations, and Hawaii HIDTA.

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