Man found guilty in sexual assault of 17-year-old girl

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Atriko Hewinin

A verdict has been reached in the disturbing case of a minor sexually assaulted by a man she knew.

Atriko Hewinin has been found guilty of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and terrorizing in the sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl.

In a release, Assistant Attorney General Christine Tenorio, prosecutor for the case, said: “The young victim got her much deserved day in court and her voice was heard. Against pressure and odds, the victim showed courage and was able to share her story with the jurors.”

Hewinin faces up to eight years for the sexual assault charge and up to five years for terrorizing.

He still needs to answer to charges of sexual assault of another minor. That trial is still pending. The victim was 4 years old at the time of the incident.

Police discovered the little girl in an abandoned structure wearing only a shirt and appeared to have blood dripping down her legs.

A witness in the case told police that Hewinin was seen standing over the bed where the little girl was and had a blanket wrapped around his waist. Police found him hiding in the jungle.

As for his recent conviction, a sentencing date is pending.

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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.