Repeat sex offender convicted of sexually assaulting minor

Dewitt Long

A repeat sex offender has been convicted of seven felony charges relating to the sex assault of a minor.

A state jury found Dewitt Long guilty as charged of two counts of first-degree sex assault and five counts of third-degree sex assault.

The assaults took place between 2007 and 2012, but did not come to light until Long was prosecuted and convicted of sexually assaulting two other girls.

He was charged with 11 counts in those cases, including first- and third-degree sex assault and kidnapping.

“Dewitt Long is a dangerous predator who needs to be removed from the community for a long time,” said Prosecuting Attorney Keith M. Kaneshiro.

Long is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 11 in a previous case. The other conviction resulted from a bench trial, and a jury will be selected to determine whether Long will face extended terms on three other counts.

The jury in the current case will return to court on Jan. 21, 2016 to decide if Long will face an extended sentence of life in prison.

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