Lady files criticism alleging sexual assault by Honolulu divorce attorney

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A Waikiki pair has filed a civil criticism in Circuit Court against a Honolulu lawyer alleging he sexually assaulted the wife in August and September 2019 right after he was retained as the wife’s divorce law firm.

Miyoko Shitara submitted a police report Feb. 7, 2020, alleging sexual assault, including rape, but had not heard again from law enforcement or the prosecutor’s business office until finally the Honolulu Star-Advertiser inquired about the situation.

The 57-yr-aged lady and her husband, Kazuhiko Shitara, are suing Gary G. Singh, aka G. Gary Singh, a prison protection, immigration and family members law lawyer, for actions allegedly dedicated two a long time ago.

The lawsuit was filed Aug. 1, just before the statute of constraints expired.

The Shitaras’ law firm,
Andrew Stewart, stated Miyoko Shitara did not instantly file a police report simply because “she was intimidated and scared to report it to anybody.”

Honolulu Police Office spokeswoman Michelle Yu explained Aug. 18 that the scenario is nevertheless ongoing with HPD.

When questioned how prolonged it normally can take for this kind of an investigation because the report was created 1-1/2 many years ago, she explained, “It can choose a whilst. The circumstances for every single circumstance range broadly.”

That very same working day, an HPD detective emailed Stewart about his client’s sexual assault report.

Singh’s lawyer, Carl Osaki, mentioned, “The allegations of assault and conversion that are built towards Mr. Singh are not legitimate. Mr. Singh will protect against these false allegations.”

The complaint alleges Singh advised Shitara to meet up with him Aug. 18, 2019, at a bar where by he had drinks, then drove her to a vacant Makiki rental, the place he forcefully groped her and attempted to drive her to kiss him.

She advised him to prevent but he did not, the grievance says, and laughed, declaring, “You are tricky up for a position and money, right? I could employ you at my office environment, and you could reside out of my condominium.”

Singh filed a divorce petition Aug. 19, 2019, on her behalf.

On Sept. 1, 2019, he went to the couple’s Waikiki condominium, purportedly to see it just before appraisal for divorce proceedings.

There he allegedly restrained her and raped her twice.

Singh allegedly took some of the husband’s belongings, saved them at his household and told Shitara it was to negotiate the divorce and that he would later on return it.

The few reconciled, and when Shitara requested for the items again, Singh demanded $15,000 in remaining attorney’s service fees.

She paid out it, but Singh allegedly failed to return the merchandise, till an attorney was applied to retrieve the property, Stewart stated.

The grievance alleges this quantities to conversion — wrongfully depriving a person of their residence with no justification or
authorization.

Singh speaks Japanese and signifies a whole lot of Japanese women of all ages submitting for divorce, Stewart claimed. “I hope it is an isolated incident,” he claimed. “If there are other victims, they should really come ahead.”

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