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Hilo Information Update for November 6th, 2020

A 27-year-old Hilo man arrested for a sex assault and kidnapping incident that occurred in Pana'ewa Friday, October 30th, 2020.

HIRSC Administration Team has confirmed Hilo man is a Hawaii Island Firefighter.

HIRSC - Administration Team

Hawaiʻi Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section Lieutenant Sandor Finkey Phone: 935-3311 Report No. 20-083067 Detectives have charged a 27-year-old Hilo man for sexual assault and kidnapping for an incident that occurred on Friday in Hilo.

On Friday (October 30, 2020) at 01:05 a.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of a sexual assault.  Police contacted a 20-year-old female who reported that she met with a male she had been communicating with via the internet.  After meeting with him, the female reported that the male drove her to a secluded area of a roadway in the Panaʻewa area where she was sexually assaulted. 

During the course of events, the female reported that she attempted to exit the vehicle but was pulled back in multiple times. 

During the course of the investigation, Paul Joseph Daub was identified and arrested without incident. 

On Saturday (October 31, 2020), after conferring with prosecutors, Paul Joseph Daub was charged with one count of first-degree sexual assault, one count of kidnapping, and one count of third-degree sexual assault.  His bail was set at $22,000.00 and he has since posted bail. 

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 08, 2020, in Hilo District Court.


The HIRSC Administration Team has confirmed that Paul Joseph Daub is a member/firefighter with the Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) since August 16, 2018, and HFD Officials confirmed that Daub is currently on administrative leave pending further investigation.

HFD officials would not comment further on the incident.

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