Yonkers Friar Sentenced to State Prison on Sexual Abuse Plea

Yonkers Tribune
June 11, 2008

WHITE PLAINS, NY — Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Dominic Bokulich (DOB 05/07/73) of 81 Hilltop Road, Monticello, New York, formerly resident at St. Felix Friary, 15 Trinity Place, Yonkers, New York, was sentenced today to seven years in state prison on his guilty plea to one count of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, one count of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the Second Degree, both class "D" Felonies and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, class "A" Misdemeanors.

Between November 2005 and June 2007 Bokulich, also known as Brother Leopold, sexually abused four boys between the ages of four and 14. Some of the incidents took place in Yonkers.

Bokulich assaulted the boys both at their home, where he did handiwork for the family, and at a retreat location operated by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.

During the course of the abuse, one of the boys came forward and reported Bokulich.

In addition to his sentence of seven years in state prison, Bokulich will be required to serve five years post release supervision.

He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Orders of protection were filed against Bokulich in favor of the victims.

Assistant District Attorney Christine Hatfield, of the Child Abuse/Elder Abuse Bureau, prosecuted the case.


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