Arcata Police Department Sgt Keith Altizer said detectives spent most of September 13 collecting evidence from the victim after she was attacked. Kakugawa was arrested later that day.
The victim told police she went to dinner with him and when they went back to her apartment he punched, slapped, sexually assaulted her and held her against her will.
First reported locally September 14th:
◼ Report of Rape in Arcata/Suspect Arrested - Kym Kemp/Lost Coast Outpost
APD put out a new press release below:
On 9/13/13 a press release was sent out stating that Keith Kiyoshi Kakagawa, age 54 from Eureka, was arrested for sexual assault.◼ Yesterday, President Obama’s Childhood Friend Arrested for Rape by the APD [MUGSHOT ADDED] - Kym Kemp/Lost Coast Outpost
The correct spelling of the suspect’s name is Keith Kiyoshi Kakugawa, age 54 from Eureka.
Yesterday was not a good day for Keith Kakugawa in spite of it being the day after his birthday. The childhood friend of President Obama, written about as “Ray” in the President’s book, Dreams from My Father, was arrested and charged with rape by the Arcata Police Dept....