Molokai man charged with violating order

Bail was set at $35,000 for a Molokai man arrested for illegally entering a woman’s home and contacting her 15 times in violation of a court order, police said.

Pakluke Lau, 35, of Kaamoa was charged with second-degree unauthorized entry into a dwelling and 15 counts of violating an order for protection.

During his arraignment Friday in 2nd Circuit Court, Lau pleaded not guilty to the charges. A Sept. 29 trial was set for him.

A complaint filed in court charges Lau with unauthorized entry of the woman’s home in Kaunakakai on Monday. Two of the remaining charges stem from incidents that day. The other charges are for incidents occurring Sunday, according to the complaint.

With Deputy Prosecutor Jeffery Temas saying Lau “was intoxicated at the time he committed the first misconduct,” the defendant was ordered not to consume alcohol or illegal drugs and to report for supervision and random drug testing if he is released on bail.

He also was ordered to have no contact with the victim, pending a bail hearing Wednesday.

Court records show the victim sought a court order for protection from Lau. A judge granted a two-year order for protection July 9.

In August 2012, Lau was sentenced to a one-year jail term as part of five years’ probation for a first-degree burglary conviction.