For Immediate Release
|April 27, 2012||DUSM Donna Diaz, District of Hawaii (808) 541-3059|
|U.S. Marshals Task Force Officers Arrest Maui Man for Multiple Counts of Sexual Assault|
Wailuku, HI – On Friday April 27, 2012 at
approximately 7:50a.m., U.S. Marshal Task Force Officers located and arrested 40
year-old Jim Alan Balicanta at 85 Kapi Lane in Wailuku. Balicanta was wanted for
a warrant issued on April 20, 2012 by Judge Rhonda Loo for 27 counts of Sexual
Assault in the first degree and 25 counts of Sexual Assault in the third degree.
Balicanta was a band teacher at an intermediate school in Wailuku. The sexual
assaults occurred over a 3 year period before the juvenile victim came forward
this January with the allegations. Balicanta is currently being held at the
County jail on a $750,000.00 bail.
Additionally, investigators have opened more than 2,200 investigations on convicted sex offenders for violations of the act and arrested more than 400 individuals, who have been federally charged.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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