Police officer arrested for sexual assault of minor

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The alleged victim is 11 years old and known to the police officer.

Guam – A police officer is behind bars for allegedly sexually assaulting a female minor known to him.

Chief of Police J.I. Cruz has launched an internal affairs investigation against one of his own. According to Guam Police Department Spokesman Officer AJ Balajadia, the arrest of police officer James Norbert Muna, 55, came as the result of an investigation in which detectives followed up with a complaint at Healing Hearts Crisis Center.

It is alleged that Muna sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl. He was charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct, child abuse and family violence.

Muna, who has been with GPD for 19 years, was placed on administrative leave. He was booked and confined.

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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.