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Not Guilty Pleas in Police Sex Assault Case

June 19, 2012, 12:51 PM HST
* Updated June 19, 5:38 PM
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Paul Bailey.

By Maui Now Staff

A Maui police officer entered not guilty pleas today to allegations of four counts of third degree sex assault in a case involving a 15-year-old juvenile female.

Paul Bailey, 44, served for 18 years with the department and had earned the rank of sergeant.

At today’s arraignment and plea proceedings, the prosecution for the state asked that Bailey refrain from contact with minor children, with the minor in this case, and with the members of the family that live at a specified Maui address.

A pretrial conference has been set for 8 a.m. on August 2, 2012; and a jury trial date has been set for 8:30 a.m. on August 20, 2012.

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Bailey turned himself in at the Wailuku Police Station on Friday, June 1, 2012, where he was processed and released on $100,000 bail bond.

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Maui Judge Richard Bissen stated that if Bailey misses either of the dates scheduled, he will forfeit the bail he has posted, and a bench warrant will be issued for his arrest.

Bailey was initially placed on paid administrative leave, but department officials today said Bailey is not at work and is not being paid by the department.  His current employment status is unpaid administrative leave.

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