Cody Onizuka pleads not guilty in Sexting case

Cody Onizuka
Cody Onizuka

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The man indicted by an Oahu grand jury in the first so-called "sexting" case in Hawaii has entered a plea of not guilty.

25-year-old Cody Onizuka was arraigned in court Monday morning.

He's charged with promotion of child abuse and violating a restraining order. Onizuka is accused of exchanging sexual text messages with a 12-year-old student he allegedly met at Niu Valley Middle School.

Onizuka is a former educational assistant at Niu Valley Middle School. His trial is set for October, he remains free on $11,000 bail.

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