Hawaii Youth Challenge Academy (Hilo) Investigates Allegation of Sexual MisconductPosted on Apr 18, 2018 in FY-2018, In The News, Main, News Release
#2018-008 April 18, 2018
For Immediate Release
Hawaii Youth Challenge Academy (Hilo) Investigates Allegation of Sexual Misconduct
Ft. Ruger, Hawaii- The Hawaii Youth Challenge Academy Hilo campus is investigating an allegation by a female cadet that she was inappropriately touched by a male cadre staff member. The allegation was made last night. The Youth Challenge Academy immediately contacted the Hawaii County Police, which opened its own investigation, and notified the cadet’s family.
The Hawaii Youth Challenge Academy is one division of the State of Hawaii, Department of Defense. Youth Challenge is a five and a half month residential program for Hawaii’s at-risk 16 to 18 year-olds. The program provides military-style discipline while the cadets are studying to receive their high school equivalency. There are two campuses: one in Hilo and one at Kalaeloa.
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For more information, please contact Lt. Col. Charles Anthony, State of Hawaii, Department of Defense Director of Public Affairs at the number below.