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Shark expert expected to plead guilty in child porn case

  • STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE2007 July 19 CTY - During a press conference on Friday Randy Honebrink, an investigator with the Shark Task Force, Department of Land and Natural Resources comments on the shark attack at Bellows Beach on Thursday SB photo by George F. Lee
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    2007 July 19 CTY - During a press conference on Friday Randy Honebrink, an investigator with the Shark Task Force, Department of Land and Natural Resources comments on the shark attack at Bellows Beach on Thursday SB photo by George F. Lee

Local shark expert Randy Honebrink is scheduled to plead guilty in federal court Thursday to possession of child pornography.

The charge, which carries a minimum 15-year prison term, stems from a raid on Hone-brink’s Makiki apartment last June in which federal investigators seized a laptop computer, external thumb drives and numerous compact discs and digital video discs.

The federal prosecutor charged Honebrink, 58, Friday with possessing two child pornography images on his computer and two images on an external hard drive.

Honebrink is the information and education specialist for the state Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Aquatic Resources. He is also the coordinator and spokes-man for the Hawaii Shark Task Force.

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