Accused predator priest tells his story in shocking video, Admits molesting dozens – unabated by his superiors, New lawsuits of two more victims to be announced
What: At a news conference in Honolulu, attorneys for victims of child sexual abuse in Hawaii will present gripping video testimony of a priest and child sex predator. In the video he admits to abusing children; discusses why he wasn’t stopped; explains how he was transferred from assignment to assignment; and how efforts of parents to stop him were thwarted. The priest, who worked at Damien Memorial School—and other schools and military bases nationwide—has been accused of abuse by three Hawaii men and more than two dozen men on the mainland. (Note: Transcripts and DVDs of the video will be available at the news conference and also as a download. A map showing his trail of abuse will also be available.)
At the news conference attorneys will also announce a new lawsuit brought by two additional sexual abuse victims of this priest in Honolulu.
When: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Noon (HST)
Where: Garden Lanai Room, Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Street Honolulu
Who: A parent of one of the priest’s victims, who reported abuse to Damien school officials.
Jeff Anderson: Attorney Jeff Anderson is an internationally known St. Paul, Minnesota-based trial lawyer who is widely recognized as a pioneer in sexual abuse litigation and has earned a reputation as a tireless champion of civil rights for children and the under-privileged. Anderson has represented thousands of survivors of sexual abuse by authority figures and clergy.
Mark Gallagher: Jeff Anderson & Associates’ Kailua-based affiliate Mark Gallagher has over 24 years experience as an attorney successfully seeking justice and compensation for those injured in Hawaii through no fault of their own. An experienced litigator in Hawaii state courts on Oahu, the Big Island, Kauai and Maui, Mark has also practiced in the United States federal courts system.
Joelle Casteix: A survivor of childhood sexual abuse in Southern California, Joelle is a survivor advocate and is currently volunteer Western Regional Director of Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests (SNAP).
Contact: Mark F. Gallagher 808.535.1500
Contact: Attorney Jeff Anderson 888.567.5557 Mobile 612.817.8665
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