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LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - A 52-year-old man has been sentenced on Kauai for sexually assaulting a minor.
The Garden Island says Jonathan Espejo Reyes was sentenced Wednesday to two concurrent 5-year prison terms as part of a plea deal.
Reyes was arraigned on Aug. 13, 2012. The original charges included two counts of sexual assault against a minor, 15 counts of first-degree sexual assault, and four counts of attempted first-degree sexual assault.
Prosecutors say the sexual assaults occurred in 2002.
Reyes pleaded no contest on Jan. 2 to two counts of amended third-degree sexual assault.
County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Lisa Arin says one consideration was to avoid putting the victim through the trauma of having to testify at a trial.