Kona man pleads guilty to sexually exploiting minors

HONOLULU — A 45-year-old Kona man has pleaded guilty to allegations that he recorded sexually explicit images of a 15-year-old girl and the teen’s 2-year-old daughter.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that Michael Phillip Patrakis entered pleas on Tuesday to two counts of sexually exploiting a minor — one count for each victim.

The penalty for each count is a mandatory minimum prison term of 15 years and maximum 30, followed by up to lifetime court supervision.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Darren Ching said that as part of a plea deal, he will ask for a prison term of 18 years at sentencing in June.

Patrakis told U.S. District Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi that he had a consensual sexual relationship with the girl, who he says told him she was 18 years old.


Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com

  1. bob mikkelsen March 8, 2018 9:08 am Reply

    Go directly to jail. do not pass go, do not collect $200.

  2. harry oyama March 8, 2018 11:14 am Reply

    Two year old daughter, how sick can this animal be? He should be facing the wrath of the 15 year mother’s family and if he survives, then let the State punish him after that. Forget about all this plea bargaining and just have all her uncles, cousins, brothers, sisters line up and take their best swing at him, its good theraphy for the victims.

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