HONOLULU — A 45-year-old Kona man has pleaded guilty to allegations that he recorded sexually explicit images of a 15-year-old girl and the teen’s 2-year-old daughter.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that Michael Phillip Patrakis entered pleas on Tuesday to two counts of sexually exploiting a minor — one count for each victim.
The penalty for each count is a mandatory minimum prison term of 15 years and maximum 30, followed by up to lifetime court supervision.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Darren Ching said that as part of a plea deal, he will ask for a prison term of 18 years at sentencing in June.
Patrakis told U.S. District Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi that he had a consensual sexual relationship with the girl, who he says told him she was 18 years old.
Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com