A Kauai woman has been convicted of second-degree assault of a 10-month-old infant she was caring for back in 2013.
Chief Circuit Court Judge Randal G.B. Valenciano convicted Michelle Galvez, 42, of Kapaa, of felony assault that took place on Oct. 24, 2013, according to the Hawaii Attorney General’s office.
This conviction was obtained following a joint investigation conducted by the Kauai Police Department, the Investigations Division of the Kauai Prosecuting Attorney’s office, the Honolulu Police Department and the Investigations Division of the Department of the Attorney General.
“Child abuse hurts communities. Justice was done here,” state attorney general Douglas Chin in a statement.
Deputy Attorney General Michelle Puu represented the prosecution while attorney Emmanuel Guerrero represented Galvez.
Galvez faces a mandatory five-year prison term and must serve a mandatory one year and eight months before she will be eligible for parole.