Former coach indicted for sex assault

Jonathan Furtado

The Maui News

Former Seabury Hall girls basketball coach Jonathan Furtado has been indicted on multiple felony charges alleging he sexually assaulted a teenage girl, starting nearly a decade ago.

The 18-count indictment, returned March 8 by a Maui County grand jury, charges Furtado with 17 counts of first-degree sexual assault and one charge of second-degree sexual assault.

A $1 million bail bond was posted Monday in Honolulu for Furtado, 37, to be released on the indictment, court records show.

The first-degree sexual assault charges occurred from August 2009 to December 2010 when the victim was between ages 14 and 15, according to the indictment. The second-degree sexual assault charge allegedly occurred in December 2014.

Furtado had led the Seabury team to Maui Interscholastic League Division II titles for two seasons before the school placed him on suspension in March 2018. At the time, the school reported working with the Maui Police Department in an investigation involving Furtado.

Police and school officials didn’t provide information about the investigation.

In a social media post around that time, a woman said she was “taken advantage of and manipulated” by Furtado in a relationship that began when she was 14 and he was 28. The woman reported having a coach/player relationship with Furtado and being in a dating relationship with him when she was ages 15 to 18.

Furtado also had been coaching basketball players with an Upcountry club team.