HONOLULU (KHNL) - He's an Oahu minister, accused of raping a young girl in his congregation, for nearly a decade.
Monday, 56-year-old Manuel Taboada appeared in court for the first time.
He appeared before a judge via teleconferencing.
The Kaneohe pastor pleaded 'not guilty' to the charges.
Prosecutors say he allegedly sexually assaulted a girl over a period of eight years, starting when she was just 12-years-old.