Not Guilty Plea Entered in Alleged Aircraft Sex Charge
By Wendy Osher
A man from American Samoa pleaded not guilty in Hawaii US District Court on Monday to a charge of alleged abusive sexual contact aboard an aircraft.
The incident was alleged to have occurred aboard a Hawaiian Airlines flight originating in the Philippines en route to Honolulu on Thursday.
Honolulu FBI officials say Luavalu Seuva’ai, 22, was released on $25,000 signature bond to the custody of an Oahu resident who agreed to be a third party custodian.
A preliminary hearing to establish probable cause is scheduled for September 7 in US District Court.
The maximum penalty for the alleged charge is two years in federal prison if convicted.