Rodriguez pleads not guilty to molesting two sisters
LOS ANGELES (HawaiiNewsNow) - We've learned more new details since we first broke the story about the sex abuse charges involving entertainer Cecilio Rodriguez. He's accused of molesting two sisters both under the age of 14.
Rodriguez plead not guilty to the crime in a Los Angeles courtroom.
According to Los Angeles District Attorney's office the alleged crimes happened in the late 90's but the victim only came forward in June of this year. The investigation revealed her sister who was also under 14 at the time was also assaulted.
The sisters are not relatives of Rodriguez, but they are family acquaintances.
If convicted he faces 10 years in prison.
At the time these crimes allegedly occurred Rodriguez was on probation for a separate attempted sexual assault case. He plead no contest on the Big Island in 1994.
As part of his probation he was supposed to stay out of trouble for 10 years and complete a sex offender treatment program. He spent two days in jail after getting credit for time already served.
He was also not supposed to leave Hawaii during his probation period. However the alleged crimes happened in California. The probation office says it cannot answer specific questions about a defendant or if he was granted permission to leave the state to travel to California, when the alleged crimes occurred.
In 2005 he was discharged after completing all the terms of his sentencing which is also why he was no longer on the sex offender registry in Hawaii.
Rodriguez's next court date is October 13 when they'll set a date for his preliminary hearing.