Man testifies he was drugged in alleged rape
Local club manager Jack Law is accused of molesting the man
A 31-year-old man testified he could only watch as local club manager Jack Law molested and then raped him on three separate occasions at his Sierra Drive residence in May 2005, allegedly after he had been offered a spiked drink.
Law, 59, went on trial yesterday in Circuit Judge Richard Perkins' courtroom charged with three counts of second-degree sexual assault.
He is accused of performing oral and anal sex on the younger man, a hairstylist who would frequent the now-closed Wave Waikiki and Hula's Bar & Lei Stand, both of which Law owned, to seek out potential customers.
The man had offered Law a ride home early that morning at the Wave after the last call for drinks and ended up accepting an offer to come in for a drink, he said. But he blacked out after sipping a drink of vodka and Perrier and lapsed in and out of consciousness over the next 24 hours.
He said he awoke on three separate occasions in Law's home to find Law violating him in the Jacuzzi, on the side of the Jacuzzi and then finally on a bed with a black bedspread. But he could not move or stop Law because his body was numb, and he could not move even if he wanted to.
"You have no way to control what's going on with your body," he said. "Your body's frozen. You can't fight anyone off."
The man said he previously had a glass and a half of wine earlier that night with a lady friend, then a Sprite at the Wave and was sober before he went to Law's home.
The defense contends the two engaged in intimate sex but nothing was forced and that Law was always asking him if he was OK with it.
"Everything that was going on in that hot-tub Jacuzzi was consensual," said defense attorney Todd Eddins.
The next morning, Law woke the man up so he could make his appointment at a tattoo parlor, took him to breakfast at a restaurant and parted with no ill will, Eddins said.
The man returned home after his tattoo appointment and fell asleep until the next day, and that was when he began remembering what happened to him, Eddins said.
The man went to the Sex Abuse Treatment Center at Kapiolani Medical Center, where he was examined. There were no drugs found in his system and no physical or forensic evidence to support his story, Eddins said.