Fifth Circuit Court sentencings listed

Wayne Robyn, 32, was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison after being convicted of continuous sexual assault on a minor under the age of 14.

Incarcerated since the summer of 2001, Robyn was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Clifford Nakea. Robyn was convicted on May 30 after a four-day jury trial.

The offenses, categorized as three or more acts of sexual contact with a minor under the age of 14 over a period of time, were committed in the summer of 1998. Robyn was convicted of burglary in 1992.

Robyn was represented in the latest case by Mark Zenger. Robyn made no statement to the court regarding the case. The trial caused a lot of contention within Robyn’s family, said county deputy prosecutor Russell Goo.

In other cases, Augustine Hilario Diego, 39, of Princeville, was sentenced to a five-year term of imprisonment for possession of methamphetamine.

The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of one year and eight months before he can be considered for parole because Diego is a repeat offender.

Diego was arrested by officers of the Kaua‘i Police Department on Aug. 12, 2002, for violating a family court protective order. A search of his truck at the time of the arrest resulted in the recovery of methamphetamine in glass smoking pipes. Diego was represented by attorney Michael Wichman.

Diego entered a guilty plea to the methamphetamine possession charge on April 3. He carried a prior felony conviction for commercial promotion of marijuana, in 1994.

Keoki Pulawa, 19, of Kapa‘a, was sentenced to a five-year term of imprisonment for burglary, unlawful entry into motor vehicles, and thefts. Pulawa was arrested for burglary last July, was released on bail, then committed the remaining offenses in August, October and December.

Pulawa entered guilty pleas to four felonies and one misdemeanor offense on June 19. Pulawa was represented by Zenger and Public Defender John Calma.

Pulawa’s employer, a local landscaper, spoke on his behalf to Nakea, and said that he was willing to take Pulawa “under his wing.”

It was noted that the offenses Pulawa pleaded to involved breaking into vehicles that were parked at various beaches around the island.

Ryan Harrington, 18, who has been incarcerated since May, was sentenced to probation for five years for felony forgery offenses. Special conditions to his probation include confinement for one year, mandatory drug treatment, drug testing, and payment of court fees.

Nakea also gave Harrington the opportunity to attend and complete long-term, residential drug treatment (more than 30 days) in lieu of serving the full year in jail.

According to his attorney, Al Castillo, Jr., Harrington may be able to attend programs at the Sand Island Treatment Center, Habilitat or Salvation Army, all on O‘ahu.

On June 26, Harrington entered guilty pleas to the offenses, which involved stealing checks and forging them to get money.

Benny Wayne France, 19, who has been incarcerated since June 10, was sentenced to probation for five years for unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle.

Special conditions of his probation include time off his sentence for the 71 days and 16 hours of confinement he has already served. France must also perform 600 hours of community service, and pay various court fees.

France entered a guilty plea to the offense on June 26. France admitted to taking a car and using it to go to a basketball court while on parole for juvenile offenses he committed in California. Investigation showed that France had previously taken the same vehicle and gotten into a car accident, and the owner of the car decided to involve the criminal justice system to “straighten him out.”


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