HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Hawaii man has pleaded no contest to seven counts of child abuse after being found with hundreds of images and videos of child pornography.
David Sisombath pleaded no contest to six counts of second-degree promotion of child abuse and one count of third-degree of promotion of child abuse, state Attorney General Doug Chin said.
Sisombath was charged by a grand jury last October with possessing 219 images and 155 videos of child pornography, and sharing them online. The images and video included 44 files that showed children under 12 engaged in sexual conduct.
"Child pornography is child abuse. Victims of child pornography are abused when the images are first taken and are abused again each and every time these horrendous images are viewed," Chin said.
Sisombath's sentencing is set for Sept. 15 before Circuit Judge Shirley Kawamura.