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05/12/10: Man, 32, meets teen girls

Star Bulletin

March 12, 2003

A Honolulu firefighter has pleaded guilty to reduced charges of sexual contact involving two teen girls he corresponded with over the Internet.

Kevin Uhrle, 32, faces up to a year in prison when sentenced May 28 on four counts of fourth-degree sexual assault -- misdemeanors.

Uhrle admitted to touching the two girls, ages 13 and 14, at the younger girl's Kailua home in June 2002.

One of the girls was under 14; the other was 14.

Victor Bakke, attorney for Uhrle, said the reduced charges were appropriate.

"Based on their representations that they were older, this was the proper resolution," Bakke said.