November 08, 2005

Abuse victim suing Catholic priest


Manolo Morales

Court records show that Catholic priest, the Reverend Joseph Bukoski, admits he had a sexual relationship with a Honolulu teenager back in 1976. A civil lawsuit accuses his religious order of failing to protect the victim.

Eugene Saulibio was 15 years old and attending St. Louis High School when the alleged attack happened. The accused is Reverend Joseph Bukoski, who was a priest-in-training at the time. A court deposition addresses the incident that happened in the summer of 1976.

Saulibio's attorney asked Father Bukoski: "And Gene was 15, right?"

"Yes, sir," said Bukoski.

Then the attorney asked, "And you ended up having sex with him that summer?"

Bukoski said, "Correct, sir."

Posted by kshaw at November 8, 2005 05:56 AM