WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A 44-year-old Maui man charged with nearly 200 counts of sexual assault against two children will continue to be held on a $1 million bail.
Circuit Judge Joel August continued bail Monday for William Barrios Jr., who is accused of assaulting the daughter and son of his former girlfriend over a five-year period.
Deputy Prosecutor Melinda Mendes said Barrios could be a flight risk if he were released from jail.
Mendes said he doesn't think Barrios would stay in the area if released because he faces a potentially long sentence.
The Maui News reports that Barrios is being held at the Maui Community Correctional Center, and his trial is scheduled for Jan. 24.