April 12, 2005

Allegations surface against local priest


Monday, April 11, 2005 - by Megan Baldino

Anchorage, Alaska - There have been more allegations of sexual abuse by a former priest of the Archdiocese of Anchorage. The abuse allegedly took place for years beginning sometime in the mid-1970s.

The name of that priest is Father Dominic de Domenico, a Dominican priest who shows up in the archdiocese directory from 1976 to 1981. That was the same time the abuse is alleged to have started with a 15-year-old girl.

He first came to serve Holy Family Cathedral in 1975.

“Tall, quiet, extremely bright,” is Father Don Bramble’s memory of de Domenico. Bramble, now vicar general, came to the Archdiocese of Anchorage in 1978 but says he had no idea what de Domenico was up to, allegedly kissing and fondling a teenage girl, not just once, but according to his province, for the entire time he served in Anchorage.

Posted by kshaw at April 12, 2005 08:11 AM