Former military man indicted for sexual assault on a child

Thursday, March 2, 2006

Suspect facing more counts of sex assault

An Oahu grand jury has re-indicted a 30-year-old man, allegedly found in the bed of a 14-year-old Waialae boy by his stepfather, adding four more first-degree sexual assault charges and upgrading an electronic enticement charge.

Joseph Colasacco was indicted yesterday on five counts of first-degree sexual assault, one count of third-degree sexual assault, four counts of promoting pornography for minors and three counts of first-degree electronic enticement of a child.

He reportedly met the boy on the Internet site and met in person at specified locations, allegedly committing first-degree electronic enticement of a child.

Colasacco was a civilian employee on a military installation, said Jim Fulton, the city prosecutor’s spokesman.

The indictment said he allegedly performed various sexual acts on the boy on Jan. 30 and Feb. 8.

In addition to the four new sexual assault charges, the second-degree electronic enticement of a child charge in the Feb. 16 indictment was raised to a first-degree charge in the latest indictment.

On Feb. 12, police were called to the boy’s Waialae home, where his father caught Colasacco in the boy’s bed pretending to be asleep, a police affidavit said.

Colasacco posted $200,000 bail and was released Feb. 17. A jury trial is set for April 24.

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