A former Honolulu Liquor Commission supervisor has pleaded not guilty to sex assault.
James Rodenhurst Jr. was arrested by state sheriffs last Tuesday and charged with first-degree sex assault and third-degree attempted sex assault.
According to court documents, the acts allegedly involved a juvenile under the age of 14.
This is not Rodenhurst’s first run-in with the law.
In 2007, he was sentenced to 17 months behind bars for accepting up to $500 a week for nearly a year to protect illegal operations at two Honolulu nightclubs.
He is also a former Honolulu police officer.