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Man who beat, raped child sentenced to 20 years in prison

Albert Agoot Albert Agoot
Thalia Murphy, Deputy Prosecutor Thalia Murphy, Deputy Prosecutor

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A young man who pleaded guilty to beating and raping a child has received a prison term equal to the amount of time he's been alive.

Circuit Judge Glenn Kim on Wednesday accepted Albert Agoot's plea agreement with prosecutors and sentenced him to 20 years in prison. The 20-year-old did not make a statement at the hearing.

Using deception, threats, masking tape and a gun, Albert Agoot overpowered and raped a 13-year-old girl. The attacker has been described as a friend of the victim's family.

"What the defendant did to the child in this case was cruel and inhumane," Thalia Murphy, deputy prosecutor, said.

Prosecutors say the Foster Village man lured the girl into his truck by telling her that their friend was dying of cancer and that he would take her to the hospital. He then blindfolded her, taped her up, beat her with a gun and sexually assaulted her repeatedly.

"He is a true predator who poses a danger to the safety of every woman and child in this community," Murphy said. "I ask that the court lock him up so that he can not hurt anyone else for a very long time."

The young victim eventually escaped from the truck and, while still bound and naked, ran three blocks to her parents' house.

The defense had very little to say.

"Your honor, we ask the court to follow the plea agreement reached in this matter," Tyrus Buyama, deputy public defender, said. "Mr. Agoot has accepted responsibility. Thank you."

Prosecutors say they cut a deal with the defendant -- giving him a 20-year prison term for 12 felonies -- to spare the child from testifying at a trial.

"She is terrified of this defendant," Murphy said. "She suffers from nightmares. She has trust issues. She's having a hard time in school. It's going to take a very, very long time for her to heal."

Prosecutors say they'll ask the Hawaii Paroling Authority to make Agoot serve the entire sentence.

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