A former Honolulu police officer pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual assault involving a girl.
Teddy Van Lerberghe appeared at his arraignment at Circuit Court today before Judge James McWhinnie. Attorney Andrew Park pleaded not guilty on behalf of Lerberghe to charges of four countsof first-degree sexual assault and three counts of third-degree sexual assault.
Van Lerberghe and a woman who accompanied him hastily left the courtroom after the arraignment.
His trial is set to held in May.
Lerberghe turned himself in Thursday after an Oahu grand jury indicted him on the sexual assault charges. He remains free after posting $100,000 bail.
The alleged assaults occurred from 2004 to 2008 when the victim was less than 14.
Lerberghe served as a police officer at the Honolulu Police Department from 2007 until he was terminated from the department in May.