Suspected Internet sexual predator appears in court

Thomas H. Brown
Thomas H. Brown

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - A Waikele man accused of trying to have sex with a child faces a mandatory 10-year prison term if he's convicted.

Thomas Brown, 24, is charged with electronic enticement of a child. Investigators say he went on the Internet and solicited an undercover officer whom he believed was a 14-year-old girl.

Officers say they arrested him when he showed up at the meeting place.

A preliminary hearing will be held Thursday, unless a grand jury indicts Brown before then.