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The Honolulu Advertiser
Updated at 5:58 p.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Honolulu sex assault suspect's prelim Thursday

Advertiser Staff

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Frank Cornelis Lefrandt Jr

Courtesy of Honolulu Police Department

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A Pearl Ridge man charged with multiple counts of sex assault involving a teenage boy waived his appearance and reading of charges today at District Court.

Frank Cornelis Lefrandt Jr., 47, of a Ka'amilo Street address, has a preliminary hearing scheduled Thursday at District Court which will likely be superseded by a grand jury indictment.

Lefrandt is accused of one count each of first-degree sex assault and attempted first-degree sex assault, and third-degree sex assault. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Lefrandt delivers The Honolulu Advertiser as an independent contractor and is not an employee of the newspaper.

The alleged attack occurred between 1 and 1:15 a.m. Sunday in West O'ahu.

According to an affidavit filed at District Court, the boy had accompanied Lefrandt to the Kapolei Starbucks at 563 Farrington Highway to pick up Sunday newspapers printed at the Advertiser plant.

The boy told police he was alone with Lefrandt and was attacked in the van after he had fallen asleep.

The boy's father found him crying in the restroom of 7Eleven Westridge at 98-150 Kaonohi St. suffering from pain, the affidavit said. The incident was reported to police, who arrested Lefrandt for investigation at 4:15 a.m.

Police are investigating if there are any other victims.

Lefrandt has no criminal convictions, according to Hawai'i Criminal Justice Data Center records.