HONOLULU - A state jury found Dewitt Long guilty on Wednesday of seven felony charges related to the sex assault of a minor over a numbers of years, according to Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro.

Long was found guilty of two counts of first-degree sex assault and five counts of third-degree sex assault.  He was convicted of sexually assaulting two other girls and is awaiting sentencing in those cases.

The jury in this current case will return to court on Jan. 21, 2016 to decide if Long will face an extended sentence of life in prison.

"Dewitt Long is a dangerous predator who needs to be removed from the community for a long time," Kaneshiro said. "I thank deputy prosecutor Thalia Murphy for her dedication to her job and her desire to find justice for the victims."

The assaults in this case took place between 2007 and 2012, but did not come to light until Long was being prosecuted for the earlier cases.