Kapolei Accountant Gets Jail Time For Child Enticement

Albert Cook
Albert Cook

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- A Kapolei accountant who used the internet to set up a sexual encounter with a child learned his punishment Wednesday.

He's a 55-year-old accountant who, family and friends say, goes out of his way to help people.

"What this case shows, however, is the other side of Mr. Lee," Albert Cook, Deputy Attorney General, said.

Prosecutors call Daryl Lee a child predator who had sexually-explicit, on-line conversations with an undercover officer who was posing as a 14-year-old girl.

"Throughout the course of the chats, Mr. Lee groomed her, bringing up sexual things, instructing her on how to prepare herself sexually for him," Cook said.

Police arrested the Kapolei man on May 1, 2007, after he showed up at Kakaako Waterfront Park to meet the child.

His wife is steadfast in her support of him.

"The love I have for Daryl goes deeper than I've ever known in my life," Darlene Lee, convicted predator's wife, said. "I love him with all my heart and I love him with all my soul, and I will stand by him no matter what."

Calling it a serious offense, prosecutors ask for a 10-year prison sentence.

"I also am deeply sorry of what has happened, not only to myself but more to my family and friends," Daryl Lee, convicted internet predator, said.

The judge opts for a one-year jail term and five years probation. Lee will start serving his time March 14th.

"I want to pay my debt to society and just move on," he said.

As part of his punishment, Lee is required to register as a sex offender and undergo treatment.