Accused rapist evades police for a year

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Guam – An accused rapist remained on the run for nearly a year, before local authorities were able to locate him.

Two women were sexually assaulted on the same night, by Kino Thomas Keeler. The first victim was alseep in her bedroom in Tumon, when she awoke to Keeler digitally penetrating her. She screamed for him to stop before he exited the room. A short time later Keeler entered the room again the victim once again was asleep and awoke to Keeler raping her. The court complaint states that victim kicked her attacker in the stomach and yelled for him to leave. The same night another woman in the residence also woke up to Keeler sexually assaulting her, indicating that he was rubbing her buttocks. After the incident the second victim entered the first victim’s room where she later discovered that both were sexually assaulted. This all allegedly occurred February 2017, one year ago.

The magistrate complaint does not state why it took one year to apprehend the suspect.

Keeler was charged with two counts third degree criminal sexual conduct and fourth degree criminal sexual conduct.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.