Man sentenced for sexually assaulting 8-year-old during home burglary

Samson Harong

Samson W. Harong, the man accused of sexually assaulting a minor during a home burglary, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his crimes. 

Authorities say he assaulted an 8-year-old at a home in Puhi in May 2017. 

On May 29, 2017, Harong entered a plea of guilty to a charge of Sexual Assault in the First Degree, a class A felony.

While police were investigating this case, Harong fled to the U.S. mainland. He was extradited back to Kaua’i in late December 2017 with the help of the U.S. Marshals Service.

As part of his sentence, Harong will be required to repay the costs of the extradition.

The case was investigated by KPD Officer Kris Breyer and Detective Darren Rose.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Keola Siu prosecuted the case.

“Protecting our keiki is the most important part of our job,” said Kollar. “Although nothing can undo the harm inflicted by this defendant, we are satisfied knowing that he will never walk the streets of this island again.”

Since Harong is not a U.S. citizen, he also faces deportation. 

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