Scared, shocked, and confused. That’s how a woman describes her experience taking a road test, saying the examiner sexually assaulted her.
The suspect is a retired Honolulu police officer, and has been charged.
The victim did not want to be identified. But she and her husband felt it was important to talk because there could be others out there who might be encouraged to speak out.
The suspect, Corbett Roy, is charged with three counts of fourth degree sex assault and one count of harassment. He was with HPD for 31 years and retired as a sergeant in 2011.
The woman says Roy was the examiner when she took the road test in Kaneohe last week. She says Roy grabbed her right hand and forced her to touch him while at a stop sign. She slapped his hand and told him to stop. She says he then put his hand on her legs.
“So I slapped his hand again. What are you doing? Stop!” she said.
“What did he say?” KHON2 asked.
“He just didn’t say anything,” she said.
Later on, the victim says Roy forcibly kissed her on the lips. She says she wanted to get back to the DMV but she wasn’t sure how.
“I was already shaking. I feel like I’m harassed, violated. I was shaking already, I’m scared,” she said.
She says he even continued harassing her the following day with several calls and texts.
Her husband says it’s been a terrible ordeal. But they’re hoping that if there are victims, maybe they’ll be willing to speak out.
“For standing up and doing that I’m just so proud that she had the courage to do that,” said her husband.
Sheri Kajiwara, director of the Department of Customer Services, says Roy was a contract worker who had been working on call since 2015. She says he has not been working since the allegations were brought up.
Kajiwara says all workers are screened before they are hired and and there have been no other reported incidents in the past.
“To the best of my knowledge, we have not had any issues or complaints on this person or any other
driver, which is why it’s very, very distressing for us,” she said. “We’ve already had two meetings with our managers to try and assess what we do and what we can do better. It’s important because our department, we issue or we complete about 35,000 road tests per year, and we have a group of about 30 examiners that are extremely professional, and very proud of what they do. So we do want to take a good look, review what we do, review how we can improve, and make any changes that might be necessary.”
Roy was released after posting bail of $1,000.