Alleged child molester pleads not guilty

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A man who allegedly molested a 6-year-old girl pleaded not guilty to all the charges made against him.

During an arraignment hearing Monday, 28-year-old Peter Aldan entered a plea of not guilty to the charge of sexual assault of a minor in the second degree made against him. Aldan entered his plea in front of Superior Court presiding judge Robert Naraja.

Aldan is set for a status conference on Feb. 27, at 9am.

Aldan was arrested back on Jan. 4, 2019 after he reportedly touched the minor girl inappropriately.

According to detective David Hosono’s declaration, Aldan was arrested at his household after a witness reported the sexual assault.

Hosono said that on Jan. 4, at about 10:22pm, police responded to a reported sexual assault of a minor complaint. At the scene, police were met with the victim’s mother

The mother of the victim told police that at about 9:50pm on Jan. 4, she walked past one of the bedrooms in the household and observed Aldan on the bed with the victim.

The mother said that she saw Aldan pull his hand out of the victim’s pants and raised her voice at Aldan asking him what he was doing.

Aldan told the mother that he was not doing anything, but the victim later told her mother that Aldan touched her inappropriately.

The mother said she then took her four children into their car and waited for police to arrive at the scene.

The victim is a relative of Aldan’s girlfriend.

Last Jan. 7, the Superior Court imposed a $10,000 bail on Aldan

Kimberly Bautista | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.
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