Hawaii priest sex abuse victim sues, saying church did nothing to protect him

September 10, 2018

The suit is the latest against an Oahu priest amid a widespread sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.

A Honolulu man who says he was sexually abused by a priest  37 years ago is suing the Catholic church and the order of the deceased priest.

 The lawsuit filed anonymously says the man was a child at Makiki's Sacred Heart church in 1980 and 1981 when he was repeated sexually abused by Father James Jackson. The lawsuit says church officials knew of Jackson's pedophilia, but did nothing to protect young parishioners.

Jackson was even treated by Dr. Robert Browne, a psychiatrist who was a serial pedophile himself, though it's not likely the church knew that. 

This is at least the sixth accusation against Jackson.


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