Accused Child Kidnapper On Probation

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BY JIM DOOLEY – A man charged this week with kidnapping a four-year-old girl had been released from jail in

Ian Coen

December after serving his latest sentence for violating the terms of HOPE probation.


Ian Coen, 37, of Ewa Beach, was charged Wednesday evening and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Neighbors found the girl after Coen took her to a nearby convenience store, according to poolice.

Coen has a history of misdemeanor and Family Court offenses and was placed in the Family Court version of HOPE probation in October 2008 after pleading guilty to two third degree assault charges, according to court records.

He was arrested four times for HOPE violations and served jail sentences of 5, 15, 60 and 181 days before being released in December 2010.

Coen was sentenced to a new two-year standard probation term in July of last year after pleading guilty to a separate charge of abusing a family or household member.

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Jim Dooley joined the Hawaii Reporter staff as an investigative reporter in October 2010. Before that, he has worked as a print and television reporter in Hawaii since 1973, beginning as a wire service reporter with United Press International. He joined Honolulu Advertiser in 1974, working as general assignment and City Hall reporter until 1978. In 1978, he moved to full-time investigative reporting in for The Advertiser; he joined KITV news in 1996 as investigative reporter. Jim returned to Advertiser 2001, working as investigative reporter and court reporter until 2010. Reach him at


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