Maui man accused of ‘buying’ girl from Thailand for sex pleads not guilty

Maui man accused of ‘buying’ girl from Thailand for sex pleads not guilty
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Maui businessman accused of trying to smuggle a young girl to Hawaii from Thailand for sex pleaded not guilty to human trafficking charges on Wednesday.

Federal authorities allege that 76-year-old George Theros “bought” the underage girl back in 2014 and sexually assaulted her.

Theros has been in the hospital because he's apparently suffering from life-threatening throat cancer.

This story will be updated.

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