Woman Sues Catholic Vicar for Sex Abuse
April 24, 2014
A woman is suing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu and its former vicar general Marc Alexander, accusing him of sexually abusing her in 1984 when she was 16 and he was working at St. John Vianney in Kailua. The woman, known as Jane Roe 42, filed the suit on the last day a two-year window waiving the statute of limitations for civil child-abuse complaints was set to expire. Alexander's attorney William McCorriston, called the allegations "demonstrably false," saying Alexander wasn't even a priest at St. John's in 1984. He says he will fight the allegations. The church says the diocese was distressed by the allegations and will investigate.