Special ed. teacher will return to mainland to face charges
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A special education teacher waived extradition Thursday in court and will be returning to the mainland to face multiple charges of child sex crimes.
45-year old Deborah Nicholson Hoshiyama was arrested at her Waikiki condo Tuesday morning by U.S. Marshals.
A warrant out of Maricopa County, Arizona was issued last month for accusations made six years ago.
According to a police report from 2008, the parents of a 13-year old special education student reported that her son was having an inappropriate relationship with Hoshiyama. Both denied the allegations and nothing happened with that case for years. Until the boy turned 18 years old and a civil suit was filed against the school district.
Last month, the arrest warrant was issued, she and her family had moved to Hawaii.
"She continued to teach, continued to work," says her attorney, Jason Burks.
Hoshiyama even started teaching at Voyager Public Charter School in Makiki. She is suspended from the school while the criminal case continues.
Jason, her fiance, who only wants us to use his first name, says they are anxious to return to Arizona and fight the accusations.
"She's an extraordinary person, wonderful person, wonderful mother. And i'm proud to say that I stand by her. And I won't be afraid to stand in front of a camera because she deserves someone to stand up for her. This is a sick ordeal and... (she) will be proven innocent."Bail was set at $250,000. She can bail out until Arizona authorities pick her up.
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