HILO, HI— A convicted rapist in Hawaii has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for the attack and rape of two teenage girls at knifepoint.
Moreover, the man charged has been identified as 40-year-old Oran Charles Kita. According to the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, Kita was sentenced Monday in Hilo Circuit Court.
Additionally, in July he pleaded guilty to 15 counts of sexual assault in the first-degree, and seven counts of third-degree sexual assault. Along with terroristic threats, and two counts of kidnapping each. He also pleaded guilty to one count of marijuana possession.
It should be noted that the female victims targeted by the Hawaii rapist were 19 and 17 at the time of the attack in December 2015. According to authorities, the teens were hiking on the Big Island near Hilo when it happened.
Additionally, both teens told police officials that Kita was supposed to show them a waterfall that was located nearby. However, instead of taking them to the waterfall, he led them to an isolated area. There is where he pulled out a knife and assaulted the two girls.
Apart from this, the now Hawaii rapist was previously wanted for felony marijuana cultivation. Kita is being held at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center in Hilo and will receive credit for the time served thus far.
Furthermore, as part of a plea deal with prosecutors, Judge Greg Nakamura handed down the sentence. This means, that Kita could have been hit with 15 Class A felony charges, which would have resulted in a life sentence with the possibility of parole. However, in return for his guilty pleas, prosecutors decided not to seek extended terms of imprisonment.
In addition, prosecutors also agreed to not pursue repeated terms that could have emitted a sentence of more than 365 years in jail.