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For Immediate Release

October 21, 2011 DUSM Donna Diaz, District of Hawaii (808) 541-3059
U.S. Marshals Arrest Hans Poouahi, Jr.

Honolulu, HI – On Thursday, October 20, 2011 at approximately 4:00pm, the U.S. Marshals Service’s Adam Walsh Fugitive Task Force located and apprehended 20 year-old Hans Poouahi, Jr. at a Hanalei Street home in Waianae, Hawaii. Poouahi Jr. was wanted for a $20,000 cash-only state warrant issued on September 6, 2011 by Judge Steven S. Alm for failing to comply with the terms and condition of HOPE (Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement) Probation with the underlying charge of Escape in the Second Degree.

In 2005, Poouahi Jr. was only 13 years-old at the time when he was implicated of child abuse that nearly caused the death of a 10 year-old girl. In February 2005 court documents revealed, the abused victim was found on a couch on the lanai of an “Ainaloa home with a cut on her head that was “decomposing and containing maggots.” She also had injuries to her upper lip and other areas of her body that showed signs of decomposition.” The victim also suffered broken bones, dehydration and malnutrition. A District Court Affidavit indicated a doctor at Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children who treated the girl told police that marks on the girl’s body suggested she had been bound, and that “she had several areas of dead tissue about her body as a result of pressure ulcering and burns that appeared to be from a cigarette and cigarette lighter. The girl spent six weeks in a coma recovering from the inflicted injuries. Poouahi Jr. was convicted as a juvenile and housed at the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility until he turned 19 years-old. Poouahi Jr. was sentenced to Probation and has since violated the terms and conditions of HOPE Probation. Yesterdays arrest marks Poouahi Jr’s third revocation this year.

Poouahi’s Jr., mother Hyacinth L. Poouahi, was also involved and convicted of first-degree assault, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, terroristic threatening and endangering the welfare of a child. As a result of the guilty pleas the attempted murder charge that was initially brought against her was dropped.

Poouahi Jr. was featured in Hawaii CrimeStoppers and KHON2 News Hawaii’s Most Wanted.

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