Former coach is accused of sex assault
A 13-year-old girl says the Makiki man, who coached at Maryknoll School, assaulted her
Police arrested on Thursday a 28-year-old man, who worked as an assistant girls volleyball coach, for allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old student during a two-month period.
The girl told police she was sexually assaulted by the former assistant coach starting Nov. 3 and through Wednesday.
The suspect, of Makiki, was an assistant volleyball coach for the girls varsity team at Maryknoll School -- a coed Catholic school for grades pre-K to 12 -- for the 2007 season that ran from August to mid-October.
"He has not been under contract with Maryknoll School since the season ended in October," according to school spokeswoman Camille Michel.
The suspect turned himself in to police at 4 p.m. Thursday and was arrested on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault. He was released pending investigation.
The suspect previously worked as an assistant volleyball coach for the varsity team at Sacred Hearts Academy -- an all-girls Catholic school for grades pre-K to 12 -- from August to November 2005 and from August to November 2006, according to the school's athletic director, Wade Okamura.
The 28-year-old man does not have any prior arrests or convictions, according to records.