Man Accused of Child Enticement Pleads Not Guilty

HONOLULU (KHNL) - A Pearl City man accused of using the internet to meet children for sex, pleads not guilty Thursday.

19-year-old Thomas Puckett is charged with two counts of electronic enticement of a child.

Investigators say he arranged to meet two 13-year-old girls at Manoa Marketplace and planned to take them to a hotel room for sex.

But the teens in the chat room were actually detectives working undercover.

Puckett's trial is set for August.