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Lihue man sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexual assault of child

Kauai Circuit Judge Trudy Senda sentenced a 25-year-old man today to 10 years in prison for multiple sexual assaults on a child.

On April 7, Kyron M. Corpuz of Lihue pleaded no contest to one count of second-degree sexual assault, a class B felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and one count of third-degree sexual assault, a class C felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.

Corpuz was arrested on March 14 after a juvenile reported the assaults to school counselors, according to a Kauai County prosecutor’s office news release.

The assaults occurred more than once between 2012 and 2016, the prosecutor’s office said. The age of the child was not released.

“Child sex assault remains a problem in our community, and we will not rest in our efforts to achieve justice in these cases,” said Prosecuting Attorney Justin F. Kollar.

Defense attorney Mark Zenger had asked Senda to put Corpuz on probation, rather than serve a prison sentence.

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