Yonkers Monk Gets 7 Years for Sexually Abusing Boys

By Louis Buccheri
Journal News
June 11, 2008

A Yonkers monk who sexually abused four boys from the same family was sentenced yesterday to seven years in state prison, according to the Westchester County District Attorney's Office.

Dominic Bokulich, 35, pleaded guilty in March to first-degree sex abuse and course of sexual conduct, felonies, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

Bokulich sexually abused the boys at their home and at a retreat operated by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, the Roman Catholic congregation of which he was a member.

The incidents took place between November 2005 and June 2007.

During that time, one of the four boys, who range in age from 4 to 14, came forward and reported Bokulich.

Bokulich, who was living at St. Felix Friary in Yonkers at the time of the incidents, is now a resident of Monticello, N.Y.

He was also sentenced to five years of post-release supervision and will be required to register as a sex offender.

Reach Louis Buccheri at or 914-694-3525.


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