Former Schofield Soldier Accused of Sexually Assaulting Baby

Security Guard Accused of Sexually Assaulting Baby

Posted: Mar 13, 2008 7:28 PM

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By Minna Sugimoto

HONOLULU (KHNL) — His job is to protect people. But now, an Oahu security officer is accused of sexually assaulting a baby girl.

People who know Danny Friddle say they’re disturbed by the allegations. Not only is he accused of molesting an infant, police say the security guard committed the sexual acts while a video camera was rolling.

“Are you Danny?” this reporter asked.

“Yeah,” Friddle replied.

“Hey, I’m Minna Sugimoto. We’re with Channel 8 News,” this reporter said.

KHNL News 8 confronts 30-year-old Danny Friddle just prior to his arrest Wednesday.

“There was a tape that was located,” this reporter told the suspect. “And apparently, there was an allegation that the tape contained some disturbing material.”

A woman told police she came across a bag at a bus stop at Kalihi Valley Homes Monday. She says inside, she found the security guard’s work ID and a video of him performing sexual acts on an infant girl.

“Do you know anything about that?” this reporter asked Friddle.

“No, uh, nothing,” the suspect replied. “I’m really, I just woke up. I’ve been up all night.”

Friddle is a supervisor at Kalihi-based Alii Security, which declined comment Thursday.

Lisa Asano says she’s been his girlfriend for the past year and a half.

“He’s a hard-working, good guy who has the best of intentions,” Asano said. “He’s a really sweet guy, but there’s one part of him that needs help.”

“Do you know that police are investigating it?” this reporter asked the suspect. “Do you have a comment about it?”

“No,” Friddle replied as he walked away.

Sources say Friddle’s bag was reported stolen Sunday, the day before the witness found it at the bus stop.

Police are not releasing any other details at this time, but say formal charges are expected to be filed Friday.


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