Priest on trial for sexual assault

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KHON2 (khon2.com)

02 August 2011

Published: 1:21 pm 

Updated: 5:36 pm

 
Father Bothdan Borowic

Father Bothdan Borowic

A priest charged with sexually assaulting a parishioner is on trial.

Father Bothdan Borowic of Canada listened as the woman he allegedly attacked testified. She says it happened at the church.

“I was on my toes, I was not flat on my feet. I was sort of picked up towards him, but I thought it was going to be a goodbye. It wasn’t. He proceeded to bury his face into my nape of my neck and at the same time kissing me. Then he grabbed my right buttocks and he was squeezing it in a very sexual manner,” the victim testified.

The woman says she never gave Borowic permission to touch her.

Borowic is free on $75,000 bail. The trial will continue on Thursday.

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Trial begins for visiting priest accused of sex assault, kidnapping

Honolulu Civil Beat

02 August 2011

Trial is underway for a visiting priest accused of holding a woman against her will and fondling her at an East Oahu church earlier this year.

Bothdan Borowic, 56, is charged with kidnapping and sexual assault. He’s accused of groping a 55-year-old woman on the grounds of Holy Trinity Church in February.

 Hawaii News Now

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