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Good Samaritans Help Free Abducted Teen From Her Accused Rapist, Kidnapper: Police

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Source: Unsplash; Hawaii County police

Sep. 20 2022, Published 3:22 p.m. ET

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Good Samaritans helped a teen escape from her alleged kidnapper and rapist in Hawaii, police said.

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The incident started on Sept. 16 in Waikoloa, Hawaii, according to police. A teen was abducted and that triggered an AMBER Alert.

Multiple local, state and federal agencies responded to help find the minor, according to Hawaii County police.

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On Sept. 17, the girl freed herself from her captor thanks to the help of Good Samaritans, according to police.

Police then issued an alert for 52-year-old Duncan Mahi and asked for the public’s help finding him. He was taken into custody hours later.

Hawaii County police have now charged him with two counts of kidnapping, two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, one count of first-degree robbery, one count of first-degree sex assault and one count of methamphetamine trafficking.


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