Suit asks damages
in assault of girl, 12

The mother of a 12-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by a former First Hawaiian Bank executive at his downtown condo a year ago has filed suit seeking damages for the psychological and physical injuries she suffered.

The suit, filed last week in Circuit Court, names Alfred Gross and his wife, Jeannine Brennan-Gross, as defendants. The couple could not be reached for comment.

Alfred Gross, 67, was sentenced in May to five years' probation after pleading guilty earlier to reduced charges of second- and third-degree sexual assault. He will serve no jail time, but was ordered to register as a sexual offender for the rest of his life and complete a sexual offender treatment program.

The girl had gone to the Grosses' Honolulu Tower condo on June 6, 2002, at the invitation of Jeannine Gross, an acquaintance, to earn some money doing housework. Alfred Gross returned home and followed the girl to a bedroom where he sexually assaulted her, prosecutors said.


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