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Retired Honolulu policeman pleads guilty to teen sex attempt

HONOLULU — A retired Honolulu police officer pleaded guilty in federal court to attempted sexual enticement of a 13-year-old boy.

James Dean Kalani Goeas, 63, participated in online chats and text conversations with an undercover agent posing as a child. During conversations in March, the resident of Waipahu, Oahu, arranged to meet with the agent at a park to engage in sexual activity, authorities said.

Goeas was arrested March 24 at the park. He was not charged with engaging in unlawful sexual activity, police said.

Goeas told investigators he had sex multiple times with a 15-year-old boy he met online while he was still employed with the Honolulu Police Department, authorities said. He became an officer in 1987 and retired in 2015, the department said.

“These prosecutions demonstrate our continued commitment to holding those who attempt to sexually exploit our young people responsible for their egregious behavior,” said U.S. Attorney for Hawaii Kenji Price.

Goeas is scheduled to be sentenced April 9.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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