Fired Honolulu private school teacher charged with sex assault against minor

Mario Dilello (Image: Honolulu Police Department)
Mario Dilello (Image: Honolulu Police Department)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A former Honolulu private school teacher who was fired after allegations of "inappropriate conduct" with students has been indicted on sex assault charges.

According to a criminal complaint, 55-year-old Mario Dilello, allegedly touched a girl's rear end in May 2016.

He was charged with third-degree sexual assault, which is a felony.

The girl was between 14 and 16 years old at the time.

A police report was filed after the incident, which occurred at Sacred Hearts Academy, a police spokeswoman confirmed.

In a statement, Sacred Hearts Head of School Betty White said two students came forward to report the alleged misconduct earlier this month, and the teacher was dismissed on the same day.

In 2015, a veteran Sacred Hearts teacher was sentenced to a year behind bars for sexually assaulting a student.

Dilello's bail has been set at $50,000.

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