Hawaii Legislature Considering Sex Abuse Investigation Of Catholic Church

Also voting on separate proposal to eliminate statute of limitations for child sex abuse claims.

Last summer, a Minnesota law firm published a 50-page booklet listing Hawaii priests accused of child sex abuse.

The alphabetical list started with Marc Alexander, who is currently serving as Honolulu’s housing director and has denied 2016 allegations by a minor in Kailua. It ended with Douglas Zlatis, who was accused by two students at Father Damien Memorial School and died in 2009.

Overall, the compilation names nearly 60 members of the clergy who have been accused of molesting children in the islands.

But advocates for survivors believe there may be a lot more. That’s why some are backing a Hawaii Senate resolution that calls on the attorney general’s office to investigate Hawaii’s Catholic clergy.

Read more at Honolulu Civil Beat