Kamehameha Schools has acknowledged that the $80 million settlement its agreed to pay to victims in a decades-old sex abuse scandal could affect future educational programs or the planned expansion of existing ones.
Two Kamehameha Schools executives appear in a video released Tuesday in which the institution issues another apology for the decades-old case in which a former consulting psychiatrist from St. Francis Hospital sexually abused students.
Chesjoy 'Anthony' Long was abused by a priest at a Keaukaha church almost fifty years ago – a priest who was later treated by Dr. Robert Browne, the former head of psychiatry at Saint Francis Hospital who himself molested dozens of Kamehameha Schools students. In this web exclusive clip, Long recalls how his parents donated money to his local parish – handing money directly to the man who molested their son.
In this web-exclusive clip, Chesjoy 'Anthony' Long – a victim of sexual abuse by a priest at a Keaukaha church almost fifty years ago – alleges that visits by sexually-deviant priests to Dr. Robert Browne weren't at all about treatment.
In this web exclusive clip, Long explains how his abusive childhood within the church forever tarnished his perception of religion, as well as the reckoning he expects his abuser to face in the afterlife.
For more than three years Circuit Judge Virginia Crandall has presided over the lawsuits by former Kamehameha Schools students against the school and St. Francis Medical Center for sexual abuse by psychiatrist Robert Browne decades ago.
Dr. Robert Browne was the chief of psychiatry at St. Francis Hospital, a recognized civil rights activist, a war veteran, and a father of three. But his upstanding public persona hid a monstrous private life.
The extent of the Kamehameha Schools sex abuse scandal could have remained hidden from the public forever if it weren't for a 2012 law, which allowed victims to file lawsuits over child sex assaults – even if they happened decades earlier.