Hawaii teacher accused of sex assault pleads not guilty

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Published: Sep. 19, 2016 at 9:03 PM HST|Updated: Sep. 19, 2016 at 9:05 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Jefferson Elementary School teacher, accused of sexually assaulting a child has pleaded not guilty.

Court documents allege that Michael Wright began abusing the girl in 2011, when she was 12.

She was not a student at Jefferson Elementary, but the two know each other.

Wright's lawyer claims the girl made up the allegations.

Wright's bail was set at $200,000. He is due back in court in late November.

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