A former JROTC Senior Army Instructor at a Hawaii high school sexually assaulted a student, according to authorities.
This case initially began with a Hawaii State Department of Education investigation involving the misuse of electronic devices issued to Victor Aguilar, 65, by the department and the U.S. Army.
The Kaua‘i Police Department was notified of the department’s investigation and their initial findings, authorities say
This led detectives to obtain and execute search warrants for several electronic devices and electronic storage devices and a cell phone from Aguilar’s home.
Officials have not said how the investigation into the devices led to the discovery of the alleged assault of a student.
After being informed of the initial findings of the department's investigation, Aguilar resigned from his position at Waimea High School.
A letter was sent out on February 16 by Waimea High School Principal to parents and guardians regarding the incident, according to The Garden Island. The letter stated, “It is with a heavy heart that we send this letter home to inform you that a faculty member has been placed on leave for alleged misconduct involving a Waimea High School student.”
The letter also stated that the “allegations are crushing to our school given that we work tirelessly to ensure the safety and security of all of our students.”
The Kaua‘i Police Department investigation remains ongoing. Aguilar was arrested and charged with five counts of second-degree sexual assault. He was indicted on the charges last week.