Court documents say a Hawaiian man who is a repeat offender kidnapped a girl at knifepoint, held her captive in a school bus, made her use meth, and raped her.
According to police reports, Duncan Mahi, 52, approached the 15-year-old victim and her boyfriend on Anaehoomalu Beach on Sept. 16, robbed the couple at knifepoint, tied up the girl’s boyfriend with zip ties while threatening to kill her if he got loose, and kidnapped her.
The girl was led to Mahi’s vehicle and instructed to put on a disposable mask and hat.
The victim persuaded Mahi to take her to Cafe Pesto in Hilo Bay for lunch on Sept. 17. As soon as they reached the cafe, the victim attempted to get away from Mahi.
Good Samaritans saw Mahi and the victim fighting outside the cafe and saw the girl attempting to run away from Mahi, who allegedly told witnesses she was his “daughter,” the report states.
Among the 52-year-old’s charges are kidnapping, first-degree terroristic threatening, and first-degree robbery, as well as meth trafficking and first-degree sexual assault. His bail is set at $2 million.
Mahi, who has a lengthy criminal history, was previously charged in 2018 with first-degree terroristic threatening.
For more on this story, please consider these sources:
- Grand jury indicts 52-year-old suspect in Hawaii Island abduction that’s rattled community – Hawaii News Now
- ‘Something is off’: Good Samaritans rushed in to rescue kidnapped teen at Hilo cafe – Hawaii News Now
- Good Samaritans hailed as heroes after saving girl from kidnapper in Hawaii restaurant – Yahoo
- Hawaii Teen Was Shackled in School Bus, Forced to Smoke Meth Before Good Samaritans Helped Her Escape: Police – People