Dad accused of rape

Dad accused of rape

Video clips show two attacks on baby girl by a 30-year-old man

Star-Bulletin staff

A 30-year-old Honakai Hale man who allegedly raped his infant daughter and videotaped the attacks has been charged with sex assault and child abuse.

Danny Franklin Friddle:
Video shows him allegedly assaulting his baby daughter

Danny Franklin Friddle was arrested Wednesday after police obtained two video clips, lasting a total of 14 minutes, of Friddle engaging in sexual acts with a baby girl who appeared to be less than 6 months old in one segment, according to a police affidavit.

Time stamps on the footage show the videos were taken June 2006 and January 2007, police said.

Police charged Friddle yesterday with eight counts of first-degree sexual assault, two counts of third-degree sexual assault and one count of first-degree promoting child abuse.

He was held last night at the Honolulu cellblock on $100,000 bail.

Kalihi police obtained the mini-DV videotape of the sexual assault Monday from a 35-year-old woman who found it in a bag along with Friddle’s work identification from Alii Security Systems Inc., according to court documents. The plastic bag was left on a bus stop bench along Kalena Drive.

The woman took the tape to her sister’s apartment, hoping to find the owner, but what she saw prompted her to turn it in to the police, who tracked down Friddle from the identification card, court documents say.

The woman who turned over the video told police that she saw Friddle use his hands to touch the baby’s uncovered genitalia and move the baby’s hand away while smiling to the camera, Honolulu police Detective Fred Denault wrote in the affidavit.

After viewing the video, Denault reported witnessing Friddle rape an unidentified girl, who was less than 6 months old at the time, in a video time-stamped June 25, 2006. The clip was about five minutes long.

In a second clip, dated Jan. 28, 2007, Friddle molests for nine minutes an unidentified girl who is about 1 year old, Denault reported. Court documents do not make it clear if the videos were of the same girl.

On Wednesday, Denault tracked down Friddle’s ex-wife, who has since remarried a Marine.

Friddle and the woman married Dec. 22, 2005, and lived together at 92-370 Waiomea St., which is his current residence.

Friddle and his ex-wife had a daughter together. The woman moved out in September 2006 and divorced Friddle a year later, Denault said in the report.

Denault showed the woman an edited portion of the video with the toddler dated Jan. 28. The woman identified the girl as her daughter and the place as Friddle’s Waiomea Street home.


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