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Wrestling coach gets 6 months in jail for sex assault on girl

By Rob Shikina

LAST UPDATED: 04:20 p.m. HST, Jun 27, 2014

Wrestling coach Keith T. Matsumoto was sentenced to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old female wrestler.

A state jury found the longtime wrestling coach and coordinator of the state high school wrestling championships guilty in February of third-degree sexual assault for molesting the 14-year-old girl during the 2012 Aloha State Games wrestling tournament at Farrington High School.

Matsumoto, 56, faced a maximum five-year prison term.

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Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Why don't they link to the earlier article, or provide more of the background story. Context-weak articles are not that useful.
on June 27,2014 | 11:43AM
HanabataDays wrote:
Actually, they have three linked articles right above the "Comments" header, like they do for just about everything that has a history. However, I agree with your general statement.
on June 27,2014 | 01:00PM
pcman wrote:
Teachers and coaches get off easy on child molestation and abuse. This is the Democrat way, for goodness sake. Remember the Waipahu coach that abused his cross-country runner in school and at her house? He served no time, as I recall.
on June 27,2014 | 11:53AM
ttrangnn wrote:
thats because the girl made up her story to get back at the coach and the prosecutors acknowledged the girl's false statements
on June 27,2014 | 12:09PM
koji wrote:
How do you know this? true?
on June 27,2014 | 01:52PM
HOSSANA wrote:
This sentence is exactly what O'Reilly was talking about re: the liberal tendencies in Hawaii which Hanabatta failed to recognize or focus on when she was given an opportunity to rebuttal O'Reilly's comments that Hawaii is too liberal a state regarding light sentences on rape, sexual assault , homelessness, food stamps etc..etc..etc...This sentence is a travesty. At most, he should have been given at least 2-3 yrs. but 6 mos.....gimme a break!!
on June 27,2014 | 12:39PM
HanabataDays wrote:
Should we be delighted that we've popped up on his radar? What a useless, pesky, whining mosquito he is. He knows nothing of our State nor does he care, except to make a predetermined political point with his base. Anything he says with respect to Hawai`i Nei is a travesty.
on June 27,2014 | 01:04PM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
And you're some kind of expert yourself? Speaking of making "a predetermined political point with his base", sounds like each and every move your demigod obama makes. You need to get some time on the pond, Hanabata boy.
on June 27,2014 | 03:58PM
HanabataDays wrote:
O'Reilly never served a day in any elective office anywhere in America. He's a remora on the body politic.
on June 28,2014 | 12:19AM
kolohepalu wrote:
Exactly. He's a talking head that parrots Faux News talking points.
on June 27,2014 | 08:06PM
kolohepalu wrote:
Ha- we don't have to justify anything to a bottom-feeder like O'Reilly. He gives opinions to people too dim to form their own.
on June 27,2014 | 08:03PM
dancingcat wrote:
I agree...6 mo is a slap on the wrists...being a good coach doesn't give him liberties - at 56yrs?? good grief!
on June 27,2014 | 01:00PM
cojef wrote:
What about having to register as sex offender wherever he choose to reside???.
on June 27,2014 | 01:53PM
Psyche wrote:
I don't have an issue with the 6mo jail time (save taxpayer money). He is disgraced forever. They should just continue to plaster his face all over the interwebs. That, to me, would suffice.
on June 27,2014 | 01:33PM
VikkiP wrote:
I wonder what you would say if that was you child?
on June 27,2014 | 02:45PM
saveparadise wrote:
This is considered sexual abuse? Co-ed wresting, co-ed softball, co-ed anything just took a giant step backwards. Slug him in the face and move on if he did do it in a lewd way.
on June 27,2014 | 01:44PM
VikkiP wrote:
6 month that's ok, lets hope the fine upstanding people at OCCC or Halawa prison make up for what he did not receive.
on June 27,2014 | 02:28PM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
6 months in jail? Whoa! Now THAT'S sending a message (unfortunately, not the one we'd hope for the sexual predators).
on June 27,2014 | 03:54PM
iwanaknow wrote:
Keith's little head was talking bigger than his bigger head?....sad, sad, sad.
on June 27,2014 | 04:13PM
bumbye wrote:
Dirty old man
on June 27,2014 | 06:51PM
Dawg wrote:
A real PIG that will be haunted forever and someone's girlfriend while he is a resident of OCCC. Cute with heals and a mini skirt.
on June 27,2014 | 08:01PM
HanabataDays wrote:
He'll have many opportunities to put his skills on the mat to good use in the clink.
on June 28,2014 | 12:16AM
paradiddle wrote:
Based on prior article..." But he (Matsumoto) said he did pat the girl on the rear and tell her "Good job" when he passed her as she was leaning over the scoring table. He demonstrated for the jurors what he did by patting one of his lawyers on the outside of the right buttock and said the girl may have turned when he did that, exposing more of her buttock to his pat. If indeed true, his "pat" lingered too long on her body if she had time to turn into his hand. And that in itself is a cause for concern. A word to the wise...keep your hands away from anyone's body parts.
on June 28,2014 | 12:34PM
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