2003 News Stories

News Stories Related to Internet Crimes Against Children – 2003

Honolulu Star-Bulletin Stories…

MP indicted for alleged luring of child online Friday, November 7, 2003 – An Army military policeman has been indicted on one count of electronic enticement of a child. Bail was set for $100,000.

Lawyers test child Internet law Thursday, October 9, 2003 – A defense attorney argues the enticement statute is too vague and unconstitutional.

UH student held in solicitation sting Tuesday, October 7, 2003 – Investigators contend the graduate student thought he was going to meet a 13-year-old

Man allegedly lures girl for sex via Internet Saturday, September 20, 2003 – Law enforcement agents have arrested a Mililani man on a charge he allegedly used the Internet to lure a 13-year-old girl for sex.

Teacher jailed in child porn case Saturday, July 19, 2003 – A plea agreement results in a 46-month sentence and a fine for image possession

Maui resident confesses to child porn offenses Friday, July 11, 2003 – A Kihei man has admitted to visiting areas frequented by children and surreptitiously taking photos of them and their genital areas to satisfy his “lust” and for his “viewing pleasure.”

Man admits guilt in child porn cases Friday, July 11, 2003 – A Kapaa man pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to possessing pornographic materials depicting children having sex.

High court OKs library porn filters – Isle libraries say they will follow the order to retain federal funds Tuesday, June 24, 2003 – The U.S. Supreme Court said yesterday the government can require public libraries to equip computers with anti-pornography filters, rejecting librarians’ complaints that the law amounts to censorship.

Maui man convicted in Internet sex case Saturday, June 7, 2003 – A federal jury found a Maui man guilty yesterday of attempting to use the Internet to entice a 15-year-old Wyoming girl to come to Hawaii to have sex with him.

Photos of girl lead to soldier’s indictment Thursday, April 17, 2003 – A federal grand jury has indicted a 33-year-old Schofield Barracks soldier for allegedly engaging in a sexual act with a 15-year-old girl.

Woman indicted over minors’ sexual images Thursday, April 17, 2003 – A 25-year-old Manoa woman was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday for allegedly possessing a computer hard drive that contained images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Honolulu firefighter admits to sex assault Wednesday, March 12, 2003 – A Honolulu firefighter has pleaded guilty to reduced charges of sexual contact involving two teen girls he corresponded with over the Internet.

Grand jury indicts man on electronic enticement of a child – He is the first indicted for trying to lure a girl online for sex Monday, February 10, 2003 – An Oahu grand jury has indicted a Honolulu man for allegedly using the Internet to try and lure a 13-year-old girl for sex, state Attorney General Mark Bennett said today.

Waipahu man gets jail for underage sex Wednesday, January 22, 2003 – A 34-year-old Waipahu man was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison after he admitted to having sex with a 13-year-old Kauai girl he met through an Internet chat room.