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Saipan Resident Sentenced to Imprisonment for Assaulting Woman on Flight to Honolulu

U.S. Attorney’s Office April 15, 2009
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HONOLULU—United States Magistrate Judge Leslie Kobayashi yesterday sentenced JEROME KENNETH KINGZIO, age 28, of Saipan, to 21 days’ imprisonment for assaulting a fellow passenger on an airline flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu on March 21, 2009. KINGZIO also pled guilty to the offense before Judge Kobayashi yesterday.

Edward H. Kubo, Jr., United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii, said that according to information produced in court, the victim, a 66-year-old woman en route to a scuba diving vacation, said she was watching the flight’s movie when KINGZIO stood next to her and began urinating on her. She related that not only was her entire vacation ruined, but she continues to suffer emotionally from the incident.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Marshall H. Silverberg.

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