Man who tried to dissuade witness from testifying in sex trafficking case pleads guilty

Man who tried to dissuade witness from testifying in sex trafficking case pleads guilty
Isaiah McCoy has been indicted in a sex trafficking case. (Image: Hawaii News Now/file)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 30-year-old man has pleaded guilty to witness tampering in connection with a case involving a death row exoneree accused of trying to develop a major prostitution ring on Oahu.

Jonathan Cadet pleaded guilty in federal court Monday, according to a news release.

He faces a maximum term of three years behind bars when he's sentenced in November.

According to court documents, Cadet contacted a witness in the criminal sex trafficking case involving Isaiah McCoy.

Cadet told the woman that he knew she was a witness in the pending case and then harassed her, calling her a "rat" and other names.

He admitted in court that he intended to dissuade her from testifying.

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