Man accused of sexual assault to be sentenced

LIHUE — The sentencing for a man charged with multiple counts of sexual assault has been delayed.

Roy Gonsalves appeared before Judge Kathleen Watanabe Tuesday to be sentenced on 12 sexual assault charges, but his attorney, John Murphy, asked for a one-week continuance.

He is also represented by Michael Green, but Green could not make it to the proceedings Tuesday.

Gonsalves, 46, was arrested in June 2014 and charged with 10 counts of third-degree sexual assault, one count of attempted first-degree sexual assault and one count of first-degree sexual assault.

The victim, who is now an adult, was a minor under the age of 14 at the time the alleged offenses occurred between June 1, 2005, and June 21, 2007.

Gonsalves was originally headed to trial for the case, but he changed his plea to no contest last October.

Sexual assault in the first degree is a Class A felony and punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Gonsalves is scheduled to be back in court for sentencing March 6.


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