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Saturday, January 22, 2000

No bail for child
molestation suspects

By Debra Barayuga


A U.S. magistrate says an Army sergeant, accused of sexually abusing five girls, and his wife, who covered it up, pose a danger to the community and ordered them held without bail.

Magistrate Judge Leslie Kobayashi said yesterday there were no conditions the court could impose that would ensure the appearance of William George Hayes II, 35, at future court appearances or the safety of the community.

Based on the age of the victims and Janice Kay Hayes' participation in her husband's alleged offenses, the judge ordered her held until space becomes available at a halfway house and to undergo psychological testing and counseling.

The couple are both prohibited from contacting the victims or potential witnesses, unless supervised by Family Court.

At the couple's detention hearing yesterday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo said the foster family for a second victim was worried about the ongoing contact Janice Hayes had with the girl and feared she was being unduly influenced. He opposed a pretrial services report that recommended Janice Hayes be held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Kubo also offered a letter by one of the victims that indicated she felt pain and was crying during an encounter in bed with William Hayes while Janice Hayes looked on and did nothing.

Lane Takahashi, attorney for Janice Hayes, had asked that the court comply with the pretrial service report's recommendations, saying his client understood what having no contact with the victims or potential witnesses meant.

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