LIHUE, Kauai (HawaiiNewsNow) – The Hawaii Paroling Authority Wednesday determined that a convicted sex offender should serve 10 years for the repeated molestation of an eight-year old girl.
Prosecutors say for two years, Eaton Rivera, Jr. repeatedly sexually assaulted the young girl.
On March 17, 2011, Rivera was convicted of 11 counts of Second Degree Sexual Assault, class B felonies, and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
On October 26, 2011, the Hawaii Paroling Authority held a hearing to set Rivera's minimum term of imprisonment.
After the hearing, the Paroling Authority issued an order setting Rivera's minimum term at 10 years, expiring on August 3, 2019. "A 10 year term is minimal considering the lifetime sentence that the victim has been subjected to by this sexual predator," said Prosecuting Attorney Shaylene Iseri-Carvalho. "We hope the victim will continue the healing process and take comfort in the fact that her abuser remains behind bars for an extended term."