Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Sunday, October 24, 2021
CWS Sex Assault Suit: Two sisters sent to same Foster Home Molesters
By Andrew Walden @ 8:02 PM :: 3390 Views :: Hawaii County , Family, Judiciary

by Andrew Walden

Thanks to 3rd Circuit Court Judge Robert DS Kim, another Child Welfare Services nightmare story will soon emerge from the shadows of closed Family Court ‘Ghost Cases’ and into the light of open Circuit Court proceedings.

An October, 2019, sex-assault lawsuit against Hawaii DHS dismissed in July, 2020, ‘for want of prosecution’ has been reinstated by a September 28, 2021, order of Judge Kim. 

The suit alleges a Child Welfare Services social worker knowingly placed a 13-year-old girl, identified only as ‘TG’, into the same Kailua-Kona foster home where her older sister had previously been sexually assaulted.

The girl then allegedly endured several months of sexual assault at the hands of two different adult male alleged perpetrators who were living in the house.

Both have criminal records.

Here are some key excerpts from the suit:

… Plaintiff was placed in foster care by Defendant DHS on or about July 31, 2017 ….

23. Prior to Plaintiff’s placement with Defendant G. Holmes, Plaintiff met with her assigned Child Welfare Services case worker, Defendant (Kerry) Perez, at Starbucks in Waimea, Hawai‘i.

24. Plaintiff’s older sister was also present at this meeting.

25. During this meeting, Plaintiff’s sister disclosed that, while she was a minor, she was sexually abused by Defendant Puaoi-Marcellino.

26. Defendant Puaoi-Marcellino is a family friend and frequent visitor to the home of Defendant G. Holmes, and has been known to stay at the residence.

27. Kerry Perez overheard this disclosure and responded, “Don’t tell her [Plaintiff] that otherwise she won’t go there [G. Holmes’ residence].”

28. Shortly thereafter, Plaintiff was placed in the foster home of Defendant G. Holmes, who was approved by Defendant DHS to be a foster parent.

29. Defendant Puaoi-Marcellino would often visit the home of Defendant G. Holmes unannounced and had open access to the home.

30. Defendant Puaoi-Marcellino lived at the residence of Defendant G. Holmes from approximately October 2017 to February 2018.

31. Within two months of Plaintiff’s foster placement with Defendant G. Holmes, Defendant Puaoi-Marcellino showed a sexual interest in Plaintiff, who, at the time, was thirteen (13) years old….

The suit then graphically details multiple allegations of sexual assault on the alleged 13 year old victim in 2017 and 2018.  And, “after being repeatedly sexually assaulted, Plaintiff suffered from suicidal ideations and depression.”

The Attorney General’s office tried and failed to block the suit from being reinstated complaining, “Defendant Kerry Perez, a former employee of the Department of Human Services, has left the employ of the Department and has relocated to the Mainland.”

In January, 2020, three months after the original suit was filed, defendant Tye Puaoi-Marcellino was charged with felony family abuse in a separate Hawaii Family Court case.  On March 4, 2020, he was sentenced to 48 hours confinement and two years probation.

---30---

PDF: Revised Complaint

PDF: Wayne Holmes Criminal Transcript

PDF: Tye Puaoi-Marcellino Criminal Transcript

WHT 2019: Suit: Minor sexually assaulted in foster care

HNN 2019: Former foster child files suit against CPS, alleging repeated sexual abuse

VIDEO 2019: If This Child Was Yours (Law Across the Sea)  

Foster Care Insurance Policy Written to Keep CWS Secrets

Foster Children in Hawaii and Their Right to Counsel

Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

808 Silent Majority

ACA Signups Hawaii

Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Back da Blue Hawaii

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

ChinaTownWatch.com

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Life Alliance

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

HIEC.Coop

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

July 4 in Hawaii

Kakaako Cares

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

ReRoute the Rail

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT