Hilo Man Detained in Alleged Restroom Peeping Incident

April 4, 2012, 10:29 PM HST · Updated April 4, 10:32 PM
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Faavae E. Tuinei. Photo courtesy HPD.

By Wendy Osher

A Hilo man was charged with violations of privacy after two alleged peeping reports surfaced of a man using a cell phone to record females in public bathrooms.

Faavae E. Tuinei, 35, was arrested on Saturday night after relatives of a 13-year-old victim helped to detain the man  in Pana’ewa.

The man was allegedly observed using a cell phone in an adjacent stall to record the young girl who was using a public restroom.

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An hour earlier, a separate report was made in Hilo.  Police say Tuinei allegedly used a cell phone in a bathroom stall to record a 24-year-old woman in an adjacent stall, but left the area on foot when confronted by a witness.

Tuinei was being held at the Hilo police cellblock in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Tuinei was charged on Monday with two counts of first-degree violation of privacy.

His initial court appearance was held on Tuesday afternoon in South Hilo District Court.

***Supporting information courtesy Hawai’i Island Police.

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