Man charged with fondling boys gets 10 years in prison

Published: Jun. 8, 2015 at 9:08 AM HST
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HONOLULU (AP) - A former elementary school supervisor has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on sexual assault charges involving young boys.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that 45-year-old Cary Cantere was sentenced Wednesday after pleading no contest to fondling two boys in Walmart and attempting to lure a third boy into a bathroom stall at Costco.

Prosecutors say Walmart incident occurred just 18 days after Cantere finished probation for the 2007 sexual assault of a student at the Hawaii island elementary school where he worked.

They say Cantere fondled the 5- and 12-year-old boys as they played with toys in the Mililani store.

In court, Cantere stood with his head down, apologized to his victims and said he didn't understand what he called his "sickness."

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