Ex-Maui police officer
to face extortion trial

WAILUKU » A former Maui police officer accused of demanding sexual acts from a woman in police custody is scheduled to go on trial next month on felony charges.

Circuit Judge Joseph Cardoza ruled this week that there was sufficient evidence for the charges filed against Aaron Won, 25.

Won is charged with attempted first- and second-degree sexual assault, kidnapping and attempted second-degree extortion.

Won was working as a patrol officer when he stopped a 27-year-old woman for driving without a license on July 28. The woman told police that Won took her to the Napili police substation and then demanded sexual acts.

Police said that when the woman refused, she was arrested for various offenses, including driving without a license and having an expired safety sticker.

Won had asked the court to dismiss the charges. But Cardoza disagreed and set a trial date of Dec. 6. Won is free after posting $70,000 bail.



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