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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Friday, August 30, 2002

Kailua man admits to sexual misconduct

Associated Press

DALLAS — A businessman with addresses in Texas and Hawai'i pleaded guilty yesterday to a federal charge accusing him of foreign travel to engage in illegal sexual conduct with a minor.

Nicholas Bredimus faces up to 15 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. He will be ordered to pay restitution, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Bredimus, who has a home in Coppell, Texas, and in Kailua, was arrested in February in Hawai'i.

He was originally named in a six-count indictment. In the plea yesterday, he admitted that he traveled to Thailand in October for business and intended to make videotapes and digital images of Thai children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He admitted that he videotaped himself with a 13-year-old Thai boy and took photos of the boy.

Sentencing is set Nov. 18.