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Maui man held on $1 million bail for nearly 200 counts of child sex assault

By Associated Press


WAILUKU >> A 44-year-old Maui man charged with nearly 200 counts of sexual assault against two children will continue to be held on a $1 million bail.

Circuit Judge Joel August continued bail Monday for William Barrios Jr., who is accused of assaulting the daughter and son of his former girlfriend over five years.

Deputy Prosecutor Melinda Mendes said Barrios could be a flight risk if he were released from jail.

Mendes said he doesn't think Barrios would stay in the area if released because he faces a potentially long sentence.

The Maui News reported that Barrios is being held at the Maui Community Correctional Center, and his trial is scheduled for Jan. 24.

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