Man to be sentenced on sex assault charges

LIHUE — The case against a man accused of multiple counts of sexual assault has been continued.

Roy Gonsalves appeared before Judge Kathleen Watanabe on 10 counts of third-degree sexual assault, one count of attempted first-degree sexual assault and one count for first-degree sexual assault Wednesday for a change of plea hearing.

His attorney, Michael Green, asked the matter be continued.

Gonsalves, 46, was arrested in June 2014 after police say he assaulted a 14-year-old several times between June 1, 2005, and June 21, 2007.

Police say Gonsalves touched the minor and had the minor touch him multiple times. He is also accused of having had sex with the minor.

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

Gonsalves is set to be back in court on April 26 to change his plea and to be sentenced.

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