Fr. Joseph Bukoski, III

Order: SSCC
Ordained: 1979
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Placed on leave in 5/02 after allegations of sexually abusing a boy in the 1970s while a Sacred Heart brother, prior to ordination. A second accuser also came forward. Two civil suits were filed in 2003. At least one suit claimed the Order knew of the abuse yet allowed Bukoski to be ordained. This suit settled in 11/05 after Bukoski admitted to the abuse. (Immediately after settlement, criminal charges were filed against this plaintiff on behalf of a woman who said she was assaulted by plaintiff at age 14. He was acquitted in 1/07.)

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