Man accused of sexually assaulting young child pleads not guilty

Man accused of sexually assaulting young child pleads not guilty

EWA BEACH, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - An Ewa Beach man is out on bail after being accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a young girl.

Court documents say the suspect, 49-year-old Ziggy Puaa, molested his daughter's friend multiple times. The alleged abuse started when the girl was just 11 years old.

The girl, now 15, reported to her school counselor that Puaa had sexually assaulted her, according to Honolulu police.

Puaa was arrested but initially released because of a lack of evidence.

Shortly after, a grand jury indicted him for multiple counts of sex assault, and a warrant went out for his arrest.

Police arrested him at his home on Kuhiawaho Place on Saturday around 10:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, he entered a not guilty plea in court. He was released after posting $75,000 bail.

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