- Associated Press - Thursday, March 14, 2019

HONOLULU (AP) - A Hawaii man convicted of sexually assaulting and attempting to kidnap a 9-year-old girl has received the maximum prison sentence.

KITV reported Wednesday that Jason Nolen received 10 years for felony attempted kidnapping and five years for third-degree sexual assault.

Authorities say that in March 2018 Nolen followed the girl around an arcade in a Honolulu shopping mall before touching her inappropriately.

A prosecutor says Nolen tried to abduct the victim but “luckily he wasn’t able to because she was smart enough to fight back.”

The former homeless veteran who was 45 when he was convicted in December continues to deny the charges and asked a judge for leniency at his sentencing Wednesday.

Nolen will serve the two sentences concurrently with credit for one year served.


Information from: KITV-TV, http://www.kitv.com/index.html

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