Hawaii FF arrested for sexual assault, kidnapping

Paul Joseph Daub, 27, was arrested by police after a woman reported he sexually assaulted her and prevented her from exiting his vehicle

By Rachel Engel

HAWAI’I COUNTY, Hi. — A man was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman after meeting her online.

Hawai’i County Fire Department Firefighter Paul Joseph Daub, 27, was arrested after a 20-year-old woman reported him for sexual assault, ABC 4 KITV reported. The victim told responding law enforcement that Daub drove her to a secluded area shortly after meeting him and sexually assaulted her, pulling her back into his vehicle when she tried to get out.

Daub was charged with one count of first-degree sexual assault, one count of kidnapping and one count of third-degree sexual assault.

Daub, a two-year veteran of the HCFD, has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

He has been released on $22,000 bail.

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