Jay Abregana Previously Convicted Of Sexual Assault, Child Porn

HONOLULU -- A convicted sex criminal once declared a "sexually dangerous person" is charged with sexually molesting and videotaping sex with a 12-year-old boy.

Jay Abregana is in prison again after allegedly luring a boy into sex, just two years after the government predicted he would do exactly that. He was seeking out boys consistent with what he had done before.

Abregana, 40, was charged with multiple sexual assaults and with making child pornography with a 12-year-old boy.

"They met at a video game store," Deputy Prosecutor Klemen Urbanc said.

Abregana's alleged predatory behavior was predicted three years ago while he was in federal prison.

"The Bureau of Prisons determined that the defendant was a sexually dangerous person and stayed his release," Urbanc said.

He had been convicted of child porn and indecent exposure in 2002. Based on his apparent inability to control his behavior, federal authorities attempted to have him committed to a mental hospital, but in 2008 he was freed.

Judge Helen Gillmor ruled "... it has not been proven... that Abregana is a sexually dangerous person who would have serious difficulty in refraining from committing acts of child molestation."

Now, with new charges, prosecutors wanted him locked up without bail pending trial.

"There is a serious risk that the defendant will engage in illegal activity as he had done consistently throughout the period of the past 10 years," Urbanc said.

Judge Richard Perkins refused, keeping Abregana's bail at $200,000.

Abregana is expected to plead no guilty when he is arraigned next week.

If he is convicted, he could get consecutive terms, up to 40 years or potentially extended to life in prison.

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