Deli owner indicted in alleged sex assault
The suspect allegedly used extortion on the 14-year-old victim to force him to submit
The co-owner of a popular Japanese delicatessen in Kalihi was indicted yesterday by an Oahu grand jury on charges he allegedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy.
Lyle Nonaka, co-owner of Mitsu-Ken Catering on School Street, was indicted on three counts of first-degree sexual assault, a Class A felony, two counts of second-degree sexual assault, a Class C felony, and first-degree promotion of child abuse, a Class A felony.
Each Class A felony is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. A Class C felony conviction carries a five-year term.
Nonaka was free on $150,000 bail with an order not to contact the victim. A bench warrant will be issued for his arrest, a spokesman from the Prosecutor's Office said yesterday.
Nonaka posed as a girl named "Shayna" online, asked the victim to take a nude photo of himself and later allegedly threatened to post the photo to all his friends on MySpace.com, according to the indictment.
He then told the boy an older Asian man would pick him up and drive him to a friend's house, the indictment said, and a man calling himself Lyle picked him up and drove him to his Aiea home. The man, later identified as Nonaka, then allegedly performed oral sex on the boy while being filmed on a Web camera.
Another time, Nonaka again allegedly drove him to his Aiea home, where he allegedly molested and performed oral sex on the teen.
Nonaka allegedly engaged in oral sex with the boy from Sept. 1 to Oct. 23, according to the indictment, committing three counts of first-degree sexual assault.
He also allegedly engaged in a pornographic performance that uses a minor in sexual conduct, constituting promoting child abuse in the first degree, the indictment said.
Nonaka also allegedly touched the boy inappropriately in incidents from Sept. 1 to Oct. 23, committing third-degree sexual assault, the indictment said.