Honolulu Prosecutor Increasing Firepower to Fight Elder Abuse

Sara Lin/Civil Beat

Newly re-elected Honolulu Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro says he's beefing up his staff dedicated to fighting elderly abuse in Hawaii and laying the groundwork to put pimps behind bars.

He also wants to bring his office's case management system out of the dark ages to avoid trial delays and start building a facility to help victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Kaneshiro, who won another term after beating Kevin Takata in November, sat down with Civil Beat to talk about his plans for the next four years in office. The hour-long interview covered a wide range of topics, including prostitution, native Hawaiians and the state's overcrowded prisons.

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