Police arrest man found in teen’s bed
Prosecutors yesterday charged a 30-year-old man with sex assault, electronic enticement and distribution of pornography to a minor after he was allegedly found in the bed of a 14-year-old boy by his stepfather Sunday night.
The boy's stepfather called police at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, reporting that a man was in his child's bed at their Waialae home, pretending to be asleep.
Police arrested Joseph Colasacco, who presented to officers a military identification card, according to a police affidavit. Colasacco was charged with four counts of promoting pornography for a minor, three counts of second-degree electronic enticement of a minor, and one count of third-degree sexual assault. Bail was set for $20,000.
The two reportedly met on the Internet site myspace.com, according to city prosecutor's spokesman Jim Fulton.
The boy's stepfather told police he believed "there may be some indecent relationship occurring" between his stepson and the man, the affidavit said.
The boy's mother found two pornographic magazines and a pornographic DVD video on top of the dresser in the bedroom, the affidavit said.
The police affidavit also said the following:
The boy told police he had met Colasacco on three previous occasions and that Colasacco had come to the house to pick up a pair of his pants and left. He said Colasacco called to say he was coming back, entered the house and came into his bedroom.
The 14-year-old told police he had gone to the bathroom, and when he returned, the TV and DVD player were turned on. Colasacco had brought him two magazines depicting nude men in sexual acts and poses and a DVD showing men engaged in sexual acts.
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Legislation targets Internet predators
The state attorney general is backing legislation aimed at setting a mandatory minimum of one year of imprisonment for anyone convicted of electronic enticement of a minor.
Attorney General Mark Bennett calls House Bill 2203 and Senate Bill 2265 "a modest request, given the seriousness of these crimes."
Despite a large number of Internet sexual predators being convicted of electronic enticement of a minor, they have received probation, small amounts of jail time or no jail time, Bennett said.
The maximum prison time for electronic enticement of a minor is five years.