21-year-old Makana Milho of Honolulu was shocked when her boss, 47-year-old Harold Villanueva Jr., drove her to an empty park, pinched her butt, and told her she could go home early if she gave him oral sex. So she took out her phone, held it discreetly out of sight, and started streaming the conversation on Facebook Live.
She was later forced to take down the 30-minute video after being harassed by trolls, but The Daily Beast acquired a piece of the footage, which is disturbing.
Milho was on the fifth day of a six-day community service stint, which she was completing in order to get a theft charge expunged from her record. She had spent the previous four days cleaning bathrooms without incident, but on the fifth, her previous supervisor was replaced by Villanueva Jr. The 47-year-old immediately began asking her if she was transgender (she is), and bragging about how he had coerced other community service workers, including trans women, into sex acts. Milho told The Daily Beast:
The universe was spinning. I thought he could do basically anything to me. I felt my power was stripped away from me.
In the time it was live, Milho's video was viewed more than 197,000 times. It received viral attention, and led Villanueva Jr. to be arrested on Tuesday for fourth-degree sexual assault, a misdemeanor. The Parks Department is also being investigated.