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UPDATE: Maui Officer Indicted in Sex Assault Case

Paul Bailey.

By Wendy Osher

A long-time Maui police officer was indicted today on four counts of sexual assault in the third degree following allegations of sexual misconduct by a 15-year-old juvenile female.

Paul Bailey, 44, served for 18 years with the department and had earned the rank of sergeant.

He was initially placed under arrest on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at which time he was processed without incident and released pending an ongoing investigation.

Since that time, Bailey turned himself in at the Wailuku Police Station at 12:30 p.m. today (Friday, June 1, 2012), where he was processed and released on $100,000 bail bond.

A court date has been set for Tuesday, June 19, at 8 a.m. in Wailuku.

Bailey is currently on paid administrative leave, until further notice.

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  • KCardwell

    MPD are scumbags.  I have never had a single brush with the law my entire life and I still don not trust a single one of them.  I have seen too much dishonesty and hypocrisy in these police departments.  The ones that make the news are only scratching the surface of whats going on.

    • Gern Blanston

      Got caught speeding, eh?

      • KCardwell

        Never got a ticket, ever.  Not even a parking ticket in my life.  

  • Simonsays

    I feel once this officer was arrested and bail was set he should not be entitled to any pay or benefits. The tax payers are already paying wages for corrupt officers that havn’t been caught yet. And now we pay for the ones that do get caught? This officer should not get anything until the disposition of this case. If found not guilty give him his back pay, but he should not get anything now. Dam if we do, dam if we don’t.

    • Gern Blanston

      In the United States of America, the way that it works is innocent UNTIL proven guilty.

      • Simonsays

        No kidding. So are you okay with paying this officer his wages and all the benefits that come with it? I say it should cease until disposition of the case. If found not guilty,  pay him retroactive. What if his found guilty, will the state, as part of his sentencing make him pay restitution? This is like putting a bad monkey in time out in a barrel of bananas.

        • Miguel

          Got u beat, Germ…

        • kapena

           Everyone, including cops, are entitled to due process.  The police department will investigate and if there is enough evidence, he will be terminated and this may occur before the criminal case goes to court.

        • Gern Blanston

          Because this is the United States of America, and we have something called the  U.S. Constitution. 

          There are places in the world that do things the way you suggest, maybe you’d be more comfortable living there.  Places like communist China come to mind. 

          • maui vet

            Germ must be one of the corrupt swines that likes to bash people for talking bad about his department. Cops always back cops…

          • Johnwayne808

            I agree!

          • Miguel

            Lol you’re a condescending okole… but let me educate you…

            The fact that he’s suspended “with” pay has nothing to do with the Constitution or due process. It’s because that’s what’s in his Union CBA…

            Oddly, unions are derived from commUNIst societies, like Marxist Russia and…. China.
            So, if we moved to China, as u suggested, we’d actually be moving to a place that does things the way YOU like.

            Its unfortunate that, given the circumstances (Not the Constitution), this man can not be suspended “without” pay — with back pay if he is obsolved of wrong doing.

          • Simonsays

            You posted on another blog that you wanted to pursue criminal charges on someone  for using your tax dollars because they could not spell correctly, but you are okay to pay your tax dollars for wages and benifits to an officer being charged with sexualy assault? I like your logic.

      • guest

         He turned himself in. That kinda says “guilty” right?

        • kapena

           So using your logic, running would mean he’s innocent?

        • kapena

           So using your logic, running would mean he’s innocent?

        • Miguel

          Turning yourself in implies nothing about the charges… only says that you’re willing to address the charges in the appropriate forum

  • Criminals deserve jailtime

    Theres good and bad people in every proffesion….Why are so many people talking about MPD and making judgements on all officers…..hmmmmmmmm….are u quilty of something?????Most likely you are!

  • Anonymous

    This one bad cop does not mean the whole department is bad, that would be a ridiculous assumption, as said, there are bad people in all professions, law enforcement is no exception, but they should be held to a higher standard for the betrayal of their brother officers and the public trust, cops like this are rare and slip through the cracks occasionally, I am sure his pension could be at stake as well if guilty of this crime……I hope.

    • KCardwell

      Cops are and should be held to a higher standard.  They are the only ones allowed to walk around with a gun and decide your life and your freedom on the spot.  Yes, they are human, and they make mistakes, but to have the “privileged” of being a cop also they must also take the responsibility of their actions, and when they are wrong, they should pay a higher price because they are in a position of trust.

      I agree with above posters, he should be suspended without pay, until this is resolved and then get his back pay if it is resolved.  He only has himself to blame to be in this mess.

      • Gern Blanston

        Ahh, I see.  Couldn’t pass the test either.

        • KCardwell

          Lol.  Keep dreaming.  For me to become I cop I would have to take a 2/3 pay cut.  Nice try.  

  • Anonymous

    This one bad cop does not mean the whole department is bad, that would be a ridiculous assumption, as said, there are bad people in all professions, law enforcement is no exception, but they should be held to a higher standard for the betrayal of their brother officers and the public trust, cops like this are rare and slip through the cracks occasionally, I am sure his pension could be at stake as well if guilty of this crime……I hope.

  • Guest

    Mpd investigates an allegation, arrests one of their own, then Mpd indicts and arrests the officer on a warrant, which a judge sets a high bail of $100,000.00. The officer hires an attorney, his family bails him out, and Mpd is corrupt? Thats like saying everyone is a crook, because he’s someone you hate or because he’s gay or black! The officer is in trouble, but is he already guilty? The person maybe lying? But MPD, I’M SAYING MPD,WHICH CONSISTS OF OTHER COPS! DID THEIR JOB! I DON’T SEE OR SMELL ANYTHING! BUT GOOD WORK AND A TOUGH JOB TO DO! If half of you on this blog were cops, Maui and Mpd would really be f—-Ed up. You guys wouldn’t do anything about helping the real victims especially if it involved your own family. Let’s see if this officer gets convicted. If he doesn’t his life is already ruined. Too bad, everyone only going say he still guilty if he is found to be innocent and all cops are still corrupt, but none of you are, you all angels! I’ve reading these posts and it sounds like you guys are all crooks and/or just plain A–holes. God save us all from ourselves.

    • guest

       No one in here claimed to be angels. This guy turned himself in. Why would he do that if he wasn’t guilty? You people are nuts. Just cause someone wears a badge doesn’t mean they’re the best person and have everyone’s best interests at heart. For some of theses lowlifes, being a cop is just a job where they get to abuse their power and then hide behind their badge. From the latest news it looks more and more like MPD has more crooked cops than decent ones.

    • guest

       No one in here claimed to be angels. This guy turned himself in. Why would he do that if he wasn’t guilty? You people are nuts. Just cause someone wears a badge doesn’t mean they’re the best person and have everyone’s best interests at heart. For some of theses lowlifes, being a cop is just a job where they get to abuse their power and then hide behind their badge. From the latest news it looks more and more like MPD has more crooked cops than decent ones.

      • Guest

        Mpd get what, 450 cops? They take care of 3 islands, 6 districts ? So That means Mpd get what, 250 bad cops? Sh– that means we are screwed, because Mpd is corrupt! But no worry, that means you should apply since they all going jail. Maybe you can help people , unless maybe you already got arrested, then you no can. I wish Mpd was corrupt so we’d all know that instead of only you or the crooks.

  • Lanz

    I for one believe this is just the beginning of what may come…. 

    This cop was one of many at the Lahaina Department that has overstepped their boundries and abused their use of their badges…. All it takes is one person to step forward and the rest will follow. You will be hearing more, this I do know then what will the community say now.  Although the use of “ice” has been proven to make some people do stupid things, still every human is entitled to a fair hearing and trial. Yet I know of and been a witness to several instances where people were taken into cane fields still in cuffs by some of MPD and literally was beaten with no means of defending themselves. ” Why haven’t these people come forward with their claims”, you may ask.  Simply because, who would believe these so called “druggies”.  Think about Maui…. what if this was your child..

  • Avaldez001

    II think the police department should reevaluate the whole department and check on theit state of mind. By some reliable professionals from outside of the department. Check on all of their psychological state of minds. To see if they are out there to help The people that they had been called out for or to abuse the situations. cause they might have a personal problem of their own. From home, work, fantasys or whatever . And yes I have slot more to say but tired of this one finger typing

    • Guest

      I think an outside source does do the Psychological tests. Mpd does not have Doctors on staff like Hpd. Maybe Mpd should hire a local doctor to do their testing, since the outside source never work.

  • Punisher1392

    This man took a oath to protect the public, if guilty he needs to serve or receive a harsher punishment. The Police need to be held to a higher standard and that should not be debatable.  

    • Gern Blanston

      He is. 

      What other job would you be suspended from duty BEFORE even having a chance to defend yourself against the allegations made.

      Keep in mind that the allegations do not involve conduct that had anything to do with his employment.

      This would be like you getting fired from your job at McDonalds the day after getting arrested for a D.U.I.

      • Punisher1392

        Understand your point but the kid at McDonald’s does not take a sworn oath to protect and serve. Or at least last I heard.

        Also he is a Officer 24/7 and He as that officer must conduct himself that way at all times. Now IF HE IS GUILTY, I say he needs harsher punishment. That’s just my opinion but I do believe in due process of the Law.

        • Gern Blanston

          Fair enough.  I understand your point also.

      • Johnwayne808

        He was on admin leave WITH PAY after the allegations were made, I wish my employer would suspend my with pay after allegations of sexual harassment . My job would suspended without pay for sexual harassment and depending how bad it was terminate my sexual harassing A$$. I would imagine that this officer had his chance defending himself during the departments investigation. 

      • Lanz

        Give me a break… there’s a lot of  jobs out there one could be suspended of their duties even before having the chance to defend oneself….. 
        Mind you, even when a person is charged for a misdemeanor and bail himself out he is taken in 2 weeks later on a warrant charging him with the same charges as the first, no longer a “district” matter but instead a “circuit” matter (grand jury indictment) only because some cops (not all) have a hard on for keeping this person in jail.  Now this person’s bail is increased from $1000 to $10,000 and now have to sit in jail and wait for  his hearing and even that is prolonged. Come on…. is this fair justice?  I really wanna see if justice will be served by arresting this officer yet again. On the same charges and see if his bail is increased….. 

      • Miguel

        The allegations have EVERYTHING to do with his employment… Police officers are on duty 24/7 and they’re not the only 1s… and, even if ur not a public servant, there are employers/professions where u commit to “representing” that company even when you’re off the clock…

        But, by how u represent yourself, I’m sure you’ve never had a job that prestigious

  • Gern Blanston

    Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

  • Gern Blanston

    I am noticing that there are two stories from yesterday, one involving a white police officer who is alleged to have touched someone within months of the age of consent, and a local couple with a 4-year old preschooler who was savagely beaten to death.

    Guess which story has 20 comments, and which story has 1?

    Hmm… 

    • Johnwayne808

      so now your talking color? 

      • Gern Blanston

        No, I’m talking arithmatic.  Keep up.

  • Gern Blanston

    Now that everyone has had a chance to get themselves all worked up creating mental images of what may or may not have happened, maybe we should take a look and see exactly what “sexual assault in the third degree really is:

    Ҥ707-732 Sexual assault in the third degree. (1) A person commits the offense of sexual assault in the third degree if:

    (c) The person knowingly engages in sexual contact with a person who is at least fourteen years old but less than sixteen years old or causes the minor to have sexual contact with the person;”

    And what is “sexual contact”:

    “”Sexual contact” means any touching, other than acts of “sexual penetration”, of the sexual or other intimate parts…whether directly or through the clothing or other material intended to cover the sexual or other intimate parts.”

    So if you are at your own birthday party, and have had a few beers, and the night before her 16th birthday, your best friend’s daughter thinks it would be funny to takes it upon herself to perform a fully-clothed lap dance on you, and in a momentary lapse of judgement, you let her, you have committed sexual assault in the third degree.

    We’re not talking about kiddie rape here.

    • Gern Blanston

      And interestingly enough, a few hours later, on the actual day of her 16th birthday, it is perfectly legal for her to enthusiastically act out the most graphic porn movie ever, with as many adult men as she wants, of any age.  You can’t even get a ticket for it.

      • Johnwayne808

        So is that how it really happened Gern? Sounds like your okay with Sexual Assault in the third degree! 

        • Gern Blanston

          No.

        • maui vet

          Germ’s really sounding more and more like he’s had himself a situation similar to Bailey’s… Don’t worry Germ your time will come

      • Miguel

        Since you know the law so well, I’m gonna assume Bailey knows it at least as well, if not better….

        H”opefully” he’s exonerated and we don’t have a situation where 1 officer thought he was above the law…

        Regardless of any holes u poke thru any law, it’s still LAW… if u want to address the legalities of the law, u do that in legislation, not in enforcement

        • Guest

          Miguel touched me on my privates and I’m only 15 years old. So I go to the cops and guess what thy going arrest you. And Miguel is a cop. He’ guilty because I said and it’ in the news. I wonder wat people will say on this blog?

          • No Can

            I believe you. This cop needs to go to jail and get help, in that order. But he should also remain on administrative leave, which is leave without pay, until a judge says he’s guilty or not guilty. That’s just the law people. Some people here call it a waste of money, I call it due process. Just like the cop who shot the guy at Mana Kai is on administrative leave. Do the investigation, check the facts and evidence and make an informed decision after everything is done. It ain’t perfect but it’s fair. Don’t worry, if you are the victim and he is guilty he will be punished if he goes to jail. Cops in jail, especially for child sex assault, are not treated very well at all. May God heal your soul.

          • Miguel

            I don’t get what point you’re tryng to make

  • Candy6347

    TThis is so sad. I have known Sgt Bailey for a long time, when I worked at the Courthouse. I can’t believe it.

    • Doodsters

      Yeah I know, He should have use his upper head not his lower head…

  • Smilez

    There all NOT Bad…………


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