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Plea deal allows man accused of raping girl to avoid prison

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A 43-year-old Wai­anae man accused of raping a young girl and beating up her brother when he tried to intervene pleaded no contest today in a plea agreement by which he will serve no prison time.

But a state judge warned defendant Thomas K. Kamaka Jr. that any violation of the agreement could send him to prison for as long as 40 years.

Kamaka pleaded no contest to four counts of second-degree sexual assault. He agreed to spend five years on probation with no amount of jail time when a state judge sentences him in April. He remains free on $150,000 bail.

“Ultimately, I think for the safety of this youngster (the girl) and what this trial would do to the people who would (have been) forced to come to court to testify, he decided to plead no contest,” said Michael Green, Kamaka’s lawyer.

Circuit Judge Karen Ahn agreed to the terms of the plea deal but changed the probation to a no-tolerance probation.

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