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Sheriff's deputy accused of sexually assaulting a child

Edwin Salinda was brought into OCCC Tuesday afternoon Edwin Salinda was brought into OCCC Tuesday afternoon

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A sheriff's deputy is behind bars Tuesday after he was charged with six counts of sex assault on a child. According to court documents, the alleged incidents happened from 1992 to 1996.

A woman says that Edwin Salinda sexually assaulted her on at least 30 separate occasions when she was between the ages of six and eight.

Salinda was first arrested on November 9, 2009 but was released. At the time, he was put on leave without pay. He has subsequently been suspended.

Salinda has been with the sheriff's department for approximately 18 years. His bail has been set at $100,000.

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