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Woman accuses former Honolulu diocese vicar of child sexual abuse

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 5:15 p.m. HST, Apr 23, 2014

A woman filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Marc Alexander, the former vicar general of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu, accusing him of sexually abusing her when she was a minor, according to the mainland law firm representing her.

The plaintiff attended St. John Vianney in Kailua in the 1980s when the woman, who is now in her 40s, was allegedly sexually abused, according to her attorney.

The woman, identified only as Jane Roe 42, filed the lawsuit a day before a two-year deadline lapses that allows the filing of civil complaints by adults who were sexually abused as minors.

The lawsuit names Alexander, who stepped down as vicar general and became Gov. Neil Abercrombie's homeless coordinator, and the diocese, claiming the church was grossly negligent in allowing Alexander to work with children.

Alexander, citing personal matters, resigned as homeless coordinator in 2012. His resignation came just days after the state acknowledged receiving an allegation that he had a sexual relationship with a woman while he was a priest.

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