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Ex-Maui police sergeant sentenced for molestation

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 09:49 a.m. HST, Oct 31, 2013



WAILUKU » A former Maui police sergeant has been sentenced to a one-year jail term for molesting a teenage girl.

Paul Bailey was sentenced Wednesday. He had been charged with third-degree sexual assault but pleaded no contest to second-degree assault in a deal with prosecutors.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rivera says Bailey was driving the then-16-year-old girl home last year when he began groping her and forced her to touch him sexually.

The Maui News reports 2nd Circuit Judge Richard Bissen told Bailey he doesn't dispute supportive letters written on his behalf but he also believes the victim's claims.

Defense attorney Ben Summit says his client served in the Marine Corps and was an 18-year veteran of the Maui Police Department.

Bailey maintains the accusations are false.







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hanoz808 wrote:
gross
on October 31,2013 | 10:00AM
cojef wrote:
Whom are you going to believe? Is it correct to err on behalf of the child? Furthher he forfeits his retirement benefits since he has only 18 years of service and not 20 required years. Teenage has lost her innocence. Sad situation.
on October 31,2013 | 10:33AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
This is outrageous. This man basically says that the victim lied but he will accept a deal to get only a year jail term. He is a disgrace to all other police officers.
on October 31,2013 | 11:29AM
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