Man sentenced to 35 years for 3 sexual assaults

A Kauai Circuit Court judge on Wednesday sentenced a 27-year-old man to 35 years’ imprisonment for sexual assault cases involving three victims, one as young as 11.

Judge Kathleen Watanabe sentenced Jesse Korn, formerly of Koloa, to serve 20-, 10- and five-year terms consecutively, amounting to 35 years, Kauai Prosecutor Justin Kollar announced in a news release.

He also faces deportation following his sentence because he is not a U.S. citizen.

Korn sexually assaulted three different victims, one as young as 11, in the early morning hours of Dec. 10. Korn entered two different units while the victims slept in the Kawailehua public housing complex.

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Fire destroys home in Waiehu, cause is $260,000

A large fire destroyed a home in Waiehu early Tuesday.

Firefighters responded to the fire at 857 W. Kaena Place at the Waiehu Heights subdivision at approximately 12:40 a.m.

When they arrived, they observed flames coming from the roof of the single-story home and about 50 percent of the structure fully engulfed in the fire, said Capt. Paul Haake, spokesman of the Maui Fire Department, in a news release. Firefighters brought the fire under control at 1:22 a.m.

Haake said the occupants of the home safely escaped. Damage to the structure was estimated at $260,000.

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