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News Release: Former Honolulu Vicar General Named in Lawsuit

Former Honolulu Vicar General Marc Alexander Named in Lawsuit 

Alexander is Accused of Sexually Abusing a Girl While Working as a Priest at St. John Vianney in Kailua 

(Honolulu, HI) – With less than 48 hours left to take legal action, a courageous sexual abuse survivor has filed a civil lawsuit in Hawaii today, naming former Vicar General Marc Alexander and the Diocese of Honolulu as defendants and claiming the Diocese was grossly negligent in allowing Alexander to work with children. The courageous survivor, Jane Roe 42, was a minor and attended St. John Vianney parish in Kailua when Alexander sexually abused her.

This lawsuit was made possible due to legislation passed in April 2012 that allows adults who were sexually abused as children a two-year window to bring civil actions against their offenders and any institution that may have allowed the abuse. That window closes tomorrow, April 24, 2014.

Alexander previously sparked controversy when, in January 2012, he resigned from his position as Governor Abercrombie’s coordinator on homelessness amid sexual misconduct allegations from when Alexander was a priest. Prior to working as the state’s homeless coordinator, Alexander was the Vicar General for the Diocese of Honolulu. Marc Alexander is still a priest but is currently on leave of absence from the Diocese of Honolulu.

Copies of the complaint can be obtained by emailing Mark Gallagher: mgallagher@hawaiiantel.net.