- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) - New details have emerged in the case of a special education teacher living in Waikiki who was accused of having sex with a student in Arizona.

Hawaii News Now reports (https://goo.gl/mt2s8F ) that the sex assault case against Deborah Hoshiyama was inactivated in 2008 because of a lack of evidence and because the 13-year-old victim wasn’t cooperative.

The information came from a report by the Avondale Police Department in Arizona.

Hoshiyama was a teacher there and the student’s mother had reported an inappropriate relationship.

The case resurfaced after the boy turned 18 and a million dollar civil suit was filed.

Hoshiyama was arrested Tuesday at her family’s Waikiki condo. She is a teacher at Voyager Public Charter School in Makiki, and is on paid suspension pending the outcome of the case.

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Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, https://www.staradvertiser.com


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