UH professor arraigned on child sex assault charges

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - A University of Hawaii professor, accused of repeatedly molesting a child living in his neighborhood, dodged questions from the media following his arraignment Monday morning.

David Stegenga, 63, pleaded not guilty to seven counts of first-degree sex assault and five counts of third-degree sex assault.

The alleged victim told investigators the UH Manoa math professor sexually assaulted her for six years, starting when she was seven years old.

Trial is tentatively set for November 30th.

Stegenga, who's free after posting $500,000 bail, declined comment as he left the courthouse.