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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 5:34 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Man found in boy's bed faces more charges

Advertiser Staff

A 30-year-old man accused of contacting a 14-year-old boy through the Internet and fondling him now faces more serious sex assault charges of victimizing the youth.

The O'ahu grand jury today added five counts of first-degree sex assault charges against Joseph Colasacco of 'Aina Haina. Each count of first-degree sexual assault carries a maximum 20-year prison term.

In the initial indictment returned last month, Colasacco was charged with electronic enticement of a child, third-degree sex assault and promoting pornography to minors. Seven of those charges carry a maximum five-year prison term and the eighth carries a maximum 10-year term.

Colasacco was arrested last month after he was found by the boy's stepfather pretending to be asleep on the youth's bed, police have said.