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Maui man sentenced in assault on pregnant girlfriend

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 11:53 a.m. HST, Jun 24, 2013

WAILUKU » A 29-year-old Maui man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for injuring his pregnant girlfriend over six hours.

The Maui News reports Isaiah Shim in a plea deal pleaded no contest to counts including sexual assault, kidnapping and terroristic threatening.

Defense attorney James Brumbaugh at sentencing Friday called for a 10-year prison term. He says the 25-year-old victim spent several hours in a hospital but was not seriously injured.

He acknowledged that Shim on April 1, 2012, hit the woman with a pipe, burned her with a cigarette, squeezed her toes with pliers and sexually assaulted her with a beer bottle but said nothing in Shim's past indicated he was violent.

Deputy Prosecutor Kristin Coccaro says Brumbaugh's account minimized the victim's physical, sexual and psychological torture.

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cojef wrote:
Sexualy abusing a pregnant woman with a coke bottle, aside squeezing her toes with pliers, hit her with a pipe, plus burning her with cigarettes,the defendent's attorney claims that the victim was not "seriously injured". Don't know which planet he was born on.
on June 24,2013 | 12:12PM
bpet wrote:
Nothing in his past indicated he was violent . . .well, something in his present certainly has.
on June 24,2013 | 12:46PM
mamacita808 wrote:
on June 24,2013 | 02:17PM
BIG wrote:
on June 24,2013 | 03:19PM
bumba wrote:
on June 25,2013 | 06:17AM
Please let me do a job on this guy. I'll use the plier on his very personal area, not only his toes. What's wrong with people now days? We have a lot of "Waco's" rooming the streets. 20 years doesn't seem enough.
on June 25,2013 | 06:50AM
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