May 4, 2016 | 74° | Check Traffic

Top News

Kapaa woman sentenced in child sexual abuse case

LIHUE >> A 33-year-old Kapaa woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in a child sexual abuse case.

The Garden Island reports Jean Agonoy Paleracio pleaded no contest to videotaping her sexual acts with a child.

Paleracio, a former worker with the Kauai Economic Opportunity Early Learning Center, was sentenced Wednesday in 5th Circuit Court.

Judge Kathleen Watanabe said Paleracio took “ultimate advantage of a young boy.” The victim was 11 years old.

Paleracio pleaded no contest to first-degree sexual assault and first-degree promotion of child abuse, and eight other felony charges were dismissed in December.

Prosecutors say Paleracio engaged in sexual activity with a minor male between May 1, 2009, and Sept. 1, 2010. Prosecutor Lisa Arin says the child is probably scarred for life.

No comments
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.