February 22, 2005

Prosecutors looking to beef up sex-abuse case against priest


By Andy Nelesen

Prosecutors Monday filed a motion asking to use evidence of other molestations and crimes against a priest accused of fondling a 10-year-old boy in the 1980s.

And police want to hear from anyone who might have had an encounter with Donald Buzanowski

Buzanowski, 62, faces, faces two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child for allegedly fondling a 10-year-old boy while serving as a counselor at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic School in Green Bay. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison.

In Brown County Circuit Court documents, special prosecutor Vince Biskupic said he wants to use evidence from Buzanowski’s November 2000 conviction for possession of child pornography and an unprosecuted allegation made by a 39-year-old man who said Buzanowski molested him “20 times or more” during visits to a Door County cottage beginning in the summer of 1978.

Posted by kshaw at February 22, 2005 06:38 AM