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Community urged to come forward about interactions with Paul Mafnas, Jr.

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The Guam Police Department is asking the community to come forward if they've encountered Paul Mafnas, Jr. in the past.

The repeat sex offender was arrested on Saturday for kidnapping and raping a 10–year–old girl in Tamuning.

According to court documents he admitted that "sexually assaulting female minors is an addiction of his that he can't resist.”

Mafnas was arrested late Saturday and charged on Monday for the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 10–year–old girl in Tamuning.

On our Facebook Live morning show "Crime Time" Police spokesperson Paul Tapao put a call out to the community.

"Now if anyone should have any information that they may have encountered Mr. Mafnas in the past, please, we can work in supplemental information or separate and apart from different case separate from what had happened last week Thursday. Our dispatchers 472–8911 they can come forward."

 
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As we reported, before his most recent arrest, Mafnas pled guilty in May 1999 to kidnapping and sexually assaulting four teenagers ranging from 13 to 18 years of age. He was sentenced to 27 years but was granted five years parole in February 2014. The Guam Parole Board, however, granted him early discharge in July 2018 for "notable conduct." In an interview with KUAM, Guam Parole Board Chairperson MiChelle Taitano said she was saddened and disheartened about the case.

Although detainees are typically held at the Hagatna Lockup, KUAM News confirmed earlier this week that he had been moved to Post Six or the Maximum Security Unit in Mangilao as a safety precaution because of the nature of the crime and because he was a previous inmate.

The Mafnas case has prompted Sen. Therese Terlaje to call for a roundtable meeting with relevant stakeholders to initiate discussions on a formal review of sentencing, parole and treatment guidelines for sex offenses. The roundtable meeting has been scheduled for May 6.

 

 

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