Caldwell Appoints Marc Alexander To Lead Honolulu Housing Office, Victims respond

Statement by Joelle Casteix, SNAP Volunteer Western Regional Director, (949) 322-7434[email protected]

Shame on Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. He has given a powerful city job to a man who has been sued for for child sexual abuse and who left a previous government job in disgrace because of an unethical affair with an adult woman while he was a priest.

In fact, because secret Diocese of Honolulu personnel documents and other evidence in Marc Alexander’s recently settled civil child sex abuse case have not yet been made public, we do not know the details of what happened, or the scope of the risk that Alexander could pose to adult women and children. Is this a risk that the people of Hawaii should be willing to take? Is this a personnel investment that Hawaii’s taxpayers should make?

We ask that Caldwell at least put this decision on hold until a thorough public review of Alexander’s Diocese of Honolulu personnel file can be completed. We also urge city and county leaders to immediately enact new hiring regulations that ensure that men and women arrested or sued for sexual assault or child sexual abuse are not given city jobs where they have positions of power over vulnerable populations.

If you have information about abuse or have been abused, no matter the abuser, it is safe to come forward and report. Help is available.

(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested in all institutional settings, including churches, schools, clubs, and homes. Our website is

Contact - Joelle Casteix (949) 322-7434 cell, [email protected] 
Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, [email protected])

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  • Carolyn Golojuch
    commented 2019-08-20 02:02:35 -0500
    Alexander remains on the City payroll despite numerous requests for his removal. During Public meetings, Mayor Caldwell praises Alexander for his work with the Homeless inspite of the rising Homeless Rates in the City and County of Honolulu. 8-19-2019

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