April 22, 2005

Judge denies release for priest accused of sexual assault

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Brown County Circuit Court Judge J.D. McKay Thursday turned down a bid to release a priest accused of sexual assault on a signature bond, essentially a promise to come back to court.

Donald Buzanowski, 62, faces two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child for allegedly fondling a 10-year-old boy in 1988 while serving as a counselor at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic School in Green Bay.

The alleged victim made allegations in 1990, but the case was not prosecuted because of a lack of evidence. Another man came forward last year with allegations from about the same time period and prosecutors were able to develop other information, prompting the charges to be filed in October 2004.

Posted by kshaw at April 22, 2005 05:40 AM