Man accused of following victim off city bus charged with sex assault

Paul Rodriguez


A man has been charged with third-degree sex assault after he allegedly followed his victim off a city bus.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at around 9:45 p.m.

Police and CrimeStoppers released surveillance video and photos of the suspect, and a tip led them to arrest Paul Rodriguez, 25.

The victim said she was on TheBus when Rodriguez allegedly approached her and tried to solicit her for sex. The victim refused and got off the bus at the next stop.

Police say Rodriguez followed the victim off the bus and grabbed her. She was able to fight him off, flee the area, and call police.

Rodriguez was arrested at 11:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in Kaneohe. He was also booked on two warrants.

He was charged Monday, Dec. 3. His bail was set at $50,000.

Paul Rodriguez

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