Police officer pleads not guilty to criminal sexual assault

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Muna is a veteran police officer with 18 years on the force.

Guam – The police officer who was accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl appeared before Superior Court Judge Michael Bordallo to answer to the charges against him.

Officer James Norbert Muna pleaded not guilty to the criminal sexual conduct charges.

Muna was arrested earlier this month, after Guam Police Department detectives followed up on a sexual assault complaint filed with Healing Hearts Crisis Center.

Court documents state that Muna touched the girl on one occasion and digitally penetrated her in two separate incidences.

In court on Wednesday, Muna asserted his rights to a speedy trial which has been set for October 3 at 2 pm before Judge Alberto Lamorena.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.