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Holualoa man charged with sex assault, incest

Updated: 
September 14, 2017 - 12:05am

KEALAKEKUA — A Holualoa man pleaded not guilty to sex assault and incest charges in 3rd Circuit Court Wednesday.

On July 11, a grand jury indicted Jose Henriquez, 26, on sexual assault in the first degree and incest. A bench warrant was ordered the next day.

Henriquez was taken into custody on Tuesday and bail was set at $10,000.

On Wednesday, Henriquez appeared in custody before Judge Henry T. Nakamoto. His attorney, Ann Datta requested his bail be reduced to $1,000.

Deputy Prosecutor Kate Deleon said it was the state’s position that $10,000 bail was appropriate. The judge maintained the bail amount.

Charges stem from incidents that occurred on or between March 1, 2015 and Nov. 1, 2015. According to court documents, Heriquez knowingly engaged in sexual penetration with a minor who was at least 14 years old, but less than 16 years old.

Charging documents indicate he intentionally committed incest with the same victim.

A jury trial is scheduled for Feb. 20.

According to Hawaii Police, Immigration Customs Enforcement has also put a detainer on Henriquez.

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