A Kamehameha Schools faculty member appeared in Honolulu District Court today on charges of multiple counts of sexual assault involving a high school student.
James Maeda, 23, appeared at his arraignment before Judge James Kawashima after he was charged Sunday with nine counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree sexual assault.
He remains free after posting $450,000 bail.
Maeda, faculty member for the high school’s performing arts department, didn’t speak during the hearing. His attorney, Richard Sing, pleaded not guilty to all charges on his behalf.
Kawashima set his preliminary hearing for March 30.
After the arraignment ended, Sing declined to comment on the case.
Police said a girl reported Maeda allegedly sexually assaulted her.
Kamehameha Schools said a faculty member was placed on indefinite administrative leave after the school learned about the alleged “inappropriate relationship” between the faculty member and a student of the high school’s Kapalama campus.