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13 Kauai sex offenders charged

KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Office of the Prosecuting Attorney has filed felony charges against 13 non-compliant sex offenders living on Kauai.

The charges stem from a 3 month joint operation between the Kauai Police Department and OPA in which convicted sex offenders who either failed to register or were non-compliant with statutory registration requirements were identified, investigated, and apprehended.

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View slideshow of sex offenders charged.

"Our sex offender registry laws are designed to help law enforcement stay informed of the whereabouts of dangerous sexual predators in our community." said Prosecuting Attorney Shaylene Iseri-Carvalho. "When these offenders defy the law by failing to comply with these safeguards, we make it one of our highest priorities to hold them accountable."

Click on the slideshow to view all 13 non-compliant sex offenders.

Jayson M. Toki was charged with forty-four counts of Failure to Comply with Covered Offender Registration Requirements for providing false registry information, signing a statement verifying registry information was accurate when it was not substantially accurate, failing to provide new or changed information via registry, and for failing to report to police when away from his registered address. Bail has been set in the amount of $44,000 and he remains in custody. Toki's case is set for jury trial June 4, 2012.

Edward A. Generalao was charged with two counts of Failure to Comply with Covered Offender Registration Requirements for failing to appear for annual mandatory in-person registration in 2010 and 2011. Bail was posted in the amount of $2,000 and Generalao's case is set for jury trial June 4, 2012.

George K. Ornellas was charged with three counts of Failure to Comply with Covered Offender Registration Requirements for failing to register after a change in registration information, and for failing to appear for annual mandatory in-person registration in 2010 and 2011. Bail was posted in the amount of $3,000 and Ornellas's case is set for jury trial June 25, 2012.

Robert Willis was charged with eleven counts of Failure to Comply with Covered Offender Registration Requirements for failing to register after a change in registration information, for providing false registry information, for signing a statement verifying registry information was accurate when it was not substantially accurate, for failing to report to police when away from his registered address, and for failing to appear for annual mandatory in-person registration. Bail was posted in the amount of $11,000 and Willis' case is set for jury trial June 25, 2012

Gary K. Kawamura was charged with twenty-seven counts of Failure to Comply with Covered Offender Registration Requirements for failing to register after a change in registration information, for providing false registry information, for signing a statement verifying registry information was accurate when it was not substantially accurate, for failing to return periodic verification forms which had been sent to him, for failing to correct changed or inaccurate registration information, for failing to notify the appropriate agency that he was no longer living at his registered address, and for failing to appear for annual mandatory in-person registration. Bail was posted in the amount of $27,000 and Kawamura is set for arraignment on March 5, 2012.

Russell T. Yotsuda was charged with two counts of Failure to Comply with Covered Offender Registration Requirements for failing to appear for annual mandatory in-person registration in 2010 and 2011. Bail was posted in the amount of $2,000 and Yotsuda is set for arraignment on February 28, 2012.

Lin A. Akita was charged with one count of Failure to Comply with Covered Offender Registration Requirements for failing to appear for annual mandatory in-person registration in 2011. Bail was posted in the amount of $1,000 and Akita is set for arraignment on February 28, 2012.

Ernest Costabrum Jr. was charged with two counts of Failure to Comply with Covered Offender Registration Requirements for failing to appear for annual mandatory in-person registration in 2010 and 2011. Bail was posted in the amount of $2,000 and Costabrum is set for arraignment on February 28, 2012.

Jack Nishimoto was charged with five counts of Failure to Comply with Covered Offender Registration Requirements for failing to register with the chief of police after being released from incarceration and for failing to appear for annual mandatory in-person registration. Bail was posted in the amount of $5,000 and Nishimoto is set for arraignment on February 28, 2012.

Stanley H. Gonsalves was charged with four counts of Failure to Comply with Covered Offender Registration Requirements for failing to register after a change in registration information, for signing a statement verifying registry information was accurate when it was not substantially accurate, and for failing to appear for annual mandatory in-person registration. Bail was posted in the amount of $4,000 and Gonsalves is set for arraignment on February 28, 2012.

Wyatt Godinez was charged with eight counts of Failure to Comply with Covered Offender Registration Requirements for failing to register with the chief of police after being released from incarceration, for failing to return periodic verification forms which had been sent to him, and for failing to appear for annual mandatory in-person registration. Bail was posted in the amount of $8,000 and Godinez is set for arraignment on February 28, 2012.

Robbie J. Fernandes was charged with two counts of Failure to Comply with Covered Offender Registration Requirements for failing to appear for annual mandatory in-person registration in 2009 and 2011. Bail was posted in the amount of $2,000 and Fernandes is set for arraignment on February 29, 2012.

Edward K. Nakaula was charged with twenty-five counts of Failure to Comply with Covered Offender Registration Requirements for failing to register after a change in registration information, for signing a statement verifying registry information was accurate when it was not substantially accurate, for failing to return periodic verification forms which had been sent to him, for failing to register with the chief of police after being released from incarceration, and for failing to appear for annual mandatory in-person registration. Bail was set in the amount of $25,000 and he remains in custody. Nakaula's case is set for jury trial July 9, 2012 .

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