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Hawaii man, 43, found dead days after child sex assault allegations

Jesse Puaa, 43, was found dead 13 days after he allegedly committed sexual violence against the children he was babysitting, authorities said.

(Honolulu CrimeStoppers)

A Hawaii man was found dead in a river nearly two weeks after he allegedly committed sexual violence against children had he, babysitting / child services, authorities said Tuesday.

Jesse Puaa, 43, was asked to look to the children by their father on Aug. 18, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. The children later told their father they were sexually assaulted, the report said.

Puaa was the subject of an Aug. 22 warning by CrimeStoppers, a non-profit partnership between the city police and leaders of the community, the paper reported. He was wanted on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of third-degree sexual assault, the alert said.

Babysitter accused of child sex assault found dead in #Laie https://t.co/5uR0IWSd8p #Hawaii pic.twitter.com/PbjoP2aJhj

— Star-Advertiser (@StarAdvertiser) September 5, 2018

The police told the newspaper that the Puaa ‘ s body was found floating in a river in Laie, about 33 miles north of Honolulu, Friday.

An autopsy was performed to determine Puaa is the cause of death, authorities said.

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