Maui News

Former ‘Iao School Teacher Arrested for Sex Assault

April 27, 2012, 4:58 PM HST
* Updated April 27, 4:59 PM
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Jim Alan Balicanta, courtesy photo.

By Wendy Osher

A former ‘Iao School band teacher on Maui was arrested today after being indicted for allegations of sex assault involving a former female student.

Jim Alan Balicanta, 40,was being held at the Maui Community Correctional Center in lieu of $750,000 bail.

The allegations include 27 counts of sex assault in the first degree, and 25 counts of sex assault in the third degree.

According to Maui Police, the allegations continued for more than a year, begining sometime during the student’s eighth grade year.

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Further details are pending release.

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