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New details on sex assault case against Hawaii teacher

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Hoshiyama's fiance, "Jason" Hoshiyama's fiance, "Jason"
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The police report from the Avondale Police Department shows a sex assault case against Deborah Hoshiyama was 'inactivated' in 2008 because of a lack of evidence and because the 13-year old victim wasn't cooperative.

Hoshiyama, was a special ed teacher there and a student's mother reported the two having an inappropriate relationship.

The case only resurfaced after the boy turned 18, and a million dollar civil suit was filed.

"We're devastated," says Hoshiyama's fiance, who only wants to be called by his first name, Jason.

Hoshiyama was arrested early Tuesday morning at her family's Waikiki condo. Jason says it was the first that they heard about an arrest warrant. Hoshiyama is charged with multiple counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

"Dealing with the children, the aftermath, and trying to explain to them why exactly their mom was being pulled away in handcuffs and that's hard, we'll never get that back," says Jason.

At a hearing Thursday, Hoshiyama waived extradition. Jason says he hopes Arizona authorities pick her up soon because they are anxious for the legal process to begin. He believes she will win in court, but knows that winning back her reputation will be tougher.

Hoshiyama is a special ed teacher at Voyager Public Charter School in Makiki, She is on paid suspension pending the outcome of the criminal case.


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