Honolulu Diocese creates “Public Nuisance”, Victims say


Sex abuse lawsuits call for release of accused offenders

Six more victims come forward under new law 

“Window for Victims” closes April 24



At a news conference on Wednesday in Honolulu, sexual abuse survivors and their attorneys Mark Gallagher and Jeff Anderson will:

· Discuss the novel use of nuisance claims to inform and protect the public.

· Demand the release of a list of clerics who worked in the Diocese of Honolulu with credible accusations of sexual abuse of minors.

· Show how the diocese has created a “public nuisance” by refusing to disclose to the public the names of clerics accused of sexual abuse. A similar lawsuit has forced numerous dioceses in Minnesota to release 43 names of accused clerics, previously unknown to the public.

· Announce six new lawsuits alleging sexual abuse of children by clerics in the Diocese of Honolulu.

· Urge other victims of abuse, no matter the perpetrator, to come forward before April 24, 2014 deadline


Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 12:00PM HST


Ala Moana Hotel

Gardenia Room

410 Atkinson Drive

Honolulu (808.955.4811)

Notes: Copies of the complaints and additional information will be available at the news conference and posted to www.abusedinhawaii.com

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