More charges
for rape suspect

A 37-year-old man sex offender indicted earlier this month for breaking into an 85-year-old woman's home and raping her faces additional charges.

An Oahu grand jury indicted David Baldaino yesterday on three counts of failing to register a change in his sex offender registration information during the period of June 25, 1999, until March 16, two days before his arrest.

According to Deputy Prosecutor Vickie Kapp, Baldaino allegedly moved in 1999 but failed to notify the attorney general's office. Since then he has had numerous cars and has held several jobs but did not notify authorities, Kapp said.

Police say Baldaino was identified as a potential DNA match for evidence recovered in the March 12 rape at an Old Waialae Road home. He lived down the street from the victim.

Baldaino is currently being held on $500,000 bail in the attack. Circuit Judge Derrick Chan confirmed bail at $20,000 on the latest charges.

Baldaino's attorney, Victor Bakke, had indicated earlier he would request that bail be reduced. He could not be reached for comment.

Baldaino has prior first-degree burglary and sexual assault convictions on Kauai.

Under state laws a sex offender must notify the attorney general in writing within three working days of a change of name, address, employment or vehicle after initially registering.

Intentionally failing to register a change of information as a sex offender is a Class C felony punishable by a five-year prison term.

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