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Nudist rental house rocked by claims of sex crimes

Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki, Hawaii.

(Associated Press)

A rental in Honolulu where nudists keep naked yoga parties has reportedly prompted the allegations of criminal activity on the so-called “Freedom House”, including prostitution, sexual violence and child sex crimes.

Investigations by the police and child protective services are now under way in connection with the “clothing optional” at home in the upper Nuuanu, where a mother claims her 5-year-old daughter saw sex and nudity during the visit with the father of the girl.

“She was sad, angry, and confused why everyone has to be naked,” the unidentified woman told Hawaii News Now, adding that her daughter also drew a detailed picture of what they had seen in the house of the “graphic artists and website designers,” according to the website, iyNaked.com.

“She was sad, angry, and confused why everyone has to be naked.”

– The mother of the 5-year-old girl, after the child’s father allegedly took her to a nudist house.

“We here at ‘Freedom House’ to believe in having no negative opinion of others and life on your own terms, with due regard to others completely,” the website reads. “We are not a company. We are simply a place where like-minded people can gather.”

A Department of Human Services report obtained by the station stated that the 5-year-old girl showed signs of sexual abuse in May 2018 after “she took a small toy and was using it as a sexual stimulus”, the report said.

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But the state Department of Human Services recommended therapy for the girl at the time, because the researchers could not confirm evil, and her parents were “safe and protective”, according to the report.

“I was shocked,” the mother of the girl told Hawaii News Now. “I couldn’t believe it.”

But at least one person who was present at one of the meetings in another location in Kahala said the naturists party descended into criminal activity — with people who pay for sex and cases of sexual violence that they experienced, at first hand, she states.

“It’s kind of haunted me for a long time,” Shay Bonds told the station. “I was in the war. I felt violated. I had no idea how to deal with something like that.”

Bonds is now cooperating with the police investigators, Hawaii News Now reports.

The tenant of the house, Amy Highmoor, denies these accusations and said that she considers herself a child advocate.

“Absolutely not,” Highmoor said when asked if a 5-year-old girl witnessed sexual acts in the house. “Right, no, absolutely not.”

Highmoor said she was “disgusted” by the allegations, but told the station there is little that they can do to protect themselves against “rumors or lies” spread about the house.

Hawaii News Now reported earlier this month that the previous versions of the Freedom House mentioned on the website kinky sex parties, and has decided the events in the house, including the Naked Taco Tuesday.

“There is something illegal going on,” Cathy told Kobayashi station on June 6. “There is something bad.”

The real estate management company that is the owner of the house, Sakuma Realty, now trying to expel Highmoor of the home as authorities continue to investigate the allegations, Hawaii News Now reports.

Sarah Yoro, a spokeswoman for the Honolulu Police department, said the agency had received four complaints for loud parties held at the residence of 30 April and 31 May. A resident of the house, two harassment complaints against a neighbour, family member during the same period. No further information is immediately available, Yoro said.

Messages seeking comment from Highmoor were not immediately returned Friday. A website for the house, meanwhile, claims to be nothing nefarious is happening behind closed doors.

“Note: we are not a company,” the website reads. “We are just a place where people come to gather and enjoy each other’s company. All monies come in The Freedom House via donations.”

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