Man jailed for sex offender violations

LIHUE — A Maui man was given a year in jail with probation for failing to comply with sex offender registration requirements on Thursday in 5th Circuit Court.

Christian Matthew Dayondon Amaral, 42, pleaded no contest to sex offender registry violations on April 28.

“The law requires you to do certain things and you didn’t do it,” said Chief Judge Randal Valenciano.

County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Lisa Arin said Amaral told Kauai Police Department he was living at an Omao residence when he was actually staying with a sister in Hanamaulu. Hennessy also failed to notify the Attorney General, Kauai Police Department or the Maui Police Department of his move to Maui, she added.

The underlying case involved two B felony convictions for second-degree sexual assault and attempted second-degree sexual assault in 2011. The defendant also has a class C felony and six misdemeanor convictions, Arin said.

State Deputy Public Defender John Calma said Amaral did violate the law but was not malicious in his intent. He asked for probation and minimal jail.

“Your criminal history is not the best and it follows you,” Valanciano said, noting his multiple sentences for the prison term. “And now you are back in court again. That is a bad situation.”

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