Child sex abuser could face 85 years


Arthur Vinhaca, 41, of Kapa‘a, was found guilty of 11 counts of sexual assault yesterday for abusing two children. He faces 85 years in prison.

Vinhaca was convicted of first-degree sexual assault, first-degree attempted sexual assault, second-degree assault and eight counts of third-degree sexual assault in Judge Kathleen Watanabe’s courtroom.

The case, brought by First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jennifer Winn, will be in court again April 26 for a sentencing hearing.


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