Friday, September 17, 1999

Former Mililani teen
says man sexually
assaulted her

By Debra Barayuga


A girl who used to live in Mililani said she was ordered to perform sexual acts on a man who abducted her and drove her to a remote pineapple field in January 1997.

The teen-ager, then 14, said she complied with James Allen Thompson's orders because she was afraid and unsure what he was going to do with her, and wanted him to take her home.

"I kept asking if I could stop or when I could stop," she said.

The girl was the first prosecution witness yesterday to testify in the sexual assault trial of Thompson, a former prison guard.

Thompson, 38, is accused of preying on five Mililani teens from January to September 1997, abducting three of them at knife-point and driving them to remote locations, where he ordered them to perform oral sex and other acts.

The two other girls managed to escape. One took down her assailant's license plate number and reported it to police, leading to his arrest.

During her ordeal, her attacker explained his actions by saying he was having problems with his girlfriend, the teen-ager said.

Deputy Public Defender Todd Eddins said Thompson was at his parents' home when the incidents allegedly occurred and police have the wrong man.

He also argued that the victims' descriptions of their assailant and the car he was driving are not consistent, and do not match his client.

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