Leader in Ewa Elementary’s A+ program indicted in sexual assault of former student
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Leader in Ewa Elementary’s A+ program indicted in sexual assault of former student

An Ewa Elementary School A+ leader is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old former student.

An Oahu grand jury returned an indictment today charging Jordan Cortez with eight counts of sexual assault.

Circuit Judge Shirley Kawamura set Cortez’s bail at $75,000.

Deputy Prosecutor Loren Haugen told Kawamura that Cortez has known the girl since she was 8 years old, when he was her second-grade A+ leader. The girl was in the eighth grade when Cortez is accused of sexually assaulting her between October and December 2016.

The YMCA operates the A+ program at Ewa Elementary. No one from the organization could be reached to confirm whether or not Cortez is still an A+ leader.

Correction: An earlier version of this story referred to Jordan Cortez as a teacher. He was an A+ program leader.
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