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Kauai man gets maximum for raping 14-year-old girl

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - A Kauai man convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl has been sentenced to a maximum 20 years in prison.

The Garden Island newspaper reports Circuit Judge Kathleen Watanabe imposed the sentence Wednesday on Nelson K. Olshefski.

The Hawaii Paroling Authority will determine how long Olshefski must serve behind bars before becoming eligible for parole.

Deputy County Prosecutor Lisa Arin says Olshefski was a friend of the girl's family and had known her since she was 7.

Arin says Olshefski sexually assaulted the girl as his girlfriend and children slept nearby.

During sentencing, Olshefski asked for forgiveness and said he has accepted responsibility for his actions.

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