New trial date set for man in sexual assault case
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A May 27 trial date has been set for a convicted Big Island murderer charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl six years ago.
The 2009 conviction of 56-year-old Peter Kalani Bailey in the assault case was overturned. Supreme Court justices in March 2012 said a mistrial should have been declared because a juror had revealed Bailey’s murder conviction.
The Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://bit.ly/1aBaSd6) reports Bailey was convicted in 1979 of murder, kidnapping and robbery in the shooting death of a 17-year-old Oahu girl. He was paroled in 2002.
On July 22, 2007, he was working as choir director at Hamakua Coast Assembly of God Church and charged with four counts of attempted sexual assault of the girl at the church. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison.