Suspected Child Predator Won't Fight Extradition

HONOLULU (KHNL) - A man accused of using the internet to set up a sexual encounter with a teenaged boy gives up his right to fight extradition.

Jason Neu appeared in an Oahu courtroom for his extradition hearing Wednesday morning. He's charged in Michigan with sexually abusive activity involving a child, and using a computer to commit a crime.

Hawaii authorities say they arrested the California resident at the Honolulu International Airport Sunday night, as he tried to meet his cyber pal. But investigators say he was actually chatting on-line with a Michigan law enforcement agent, who was posing as a 14-year-old boy.

The defendant told the judge he attended college, and that he understood these proceedings. He agreed to go to Michigan to face the charges.

"You can read, write and understand the English language?" the judge asked.

"Yeah. Don't tell anybody though. You'll ruin my rep," Neu said, smiling.

Neu will remain in custody in Honolulu until Michigan authorities can pick him up. His bail is set at a quarter of a million dollars.