Former Kapolei High counselor pleads guilty for soliciting minor for prostitution

Editor's note: Padilla's attorney said that he is no longer employed by the DOE. The DOE later clarified that he was terminated on Feb. 3, 2017.

The Kapolei High School counselor indicted for soliciting a child for prostitution pled guilty today.

According to the prosecutor's office, as part of the plea deal, 40-year-old Kendrick Padilla will be sentenced to 3 months in jail with credit for time served and five years probation.

Padilla was arrested and later indicted by a grand jury in May 2016.

Padilla must also register as a sex offender, go through sex offender treatment, and write an apology to the victim.

Padilla met the victim, who is a runaway, through an online ad.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 27.

The Department of Education said Padilla had been with the school since 2009, and worked with 11th- and 12th-graders.

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