Hawaii teacher accused of distributing child porn, sexually assaulting teen pleads not guilty

The defendant is in custody and attended the hearing via telephone from the Federal Detention...
The defendant is in custody and attended the hearing via telephone from the Federal Detention Center.
Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 5:11 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Pearl City High School substitute teacher charged with sexually assaulting a young teen and distributing child pornography pleaded not guilty Thursday.

Alden Bunag, 34, is accused of having sex with a 13-year-old boy during school lunch breaks.

Prosecutors allege that Bunag filmed the encounters and exchanged nearly 3,400 messages with a Philadelphia private school teacher ― who was arrested last October.

The defendant is in custody and attended the hearing via telephone from the Federal Detention Center.

His trial is scheduled for Aug. 23 at 9 a.m.

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