July 27, 2005

Testimony details alleged priest assaults


By Andy Nelesen

David Schauer sat silently in the witness chair and watched the second hand of his watch sweep 360 degrees.

It marked off one minute — the span of time that a former priest and school counselor is accused of fondling Schauer during one episode in 1988.

He said it seemed like an eternity then. It felt no shorter now.

Donald Buzanowski, 62, is accused of molesting Schauer on two other occasions, while Schauer was a fifth-grader at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic School in Green Bay. Buzanowski’s trial on charges of first-degree sexual assault of a child under age 13 began Tuesday in Brown County Circuit Court. A jury of six men and six women will decide the case.

Posted by kshaw at July 27, 2005 05:41 AM