Lawsuit Alleges Priest Took Nude Photos of Boys
By Mindy Aguon
Guam Daily Post
May 12, 2017
A swimming outing to Agana Springs in 1960 will forever haunt a man who was 9 years old at the time, according to documents filed in court yesterday.
P.W., whose initials are being used to protect his identity, filed a lawsuit in the District Court of Guam yesterday against the Archdiocese of Agana, the Boy Scouts of America and Louis Brouillard, a former priest and Boy Scout Master on Guam.
The complaint states P.W. met Brouillard during weekly outings with the Mangilao parish and Boy Scouts, but he was not an altar boy or Boy Scout.
He alleges Brouillard would routinely drive around the village of Mangilao to pick up boys at their homes to take them swimming.
On one occasion, Brouillard allegedly picked up P.W. from his home and took him to Agana Springs to swim.
Before getting into the water, Brouillard instructed P.W. and the other boys to remove their clothes and swim naked. Brouillard also removed his clothes and swam naked, court documents state.
The boy thought it was “strange and unusual," but court documents state they were happy to continue swimming. That day, Brouillard took P.W. and the other boys to the Mangilao rectory and instructed them to line up and remove their clothes.
The complaint alleges Brouillard positioned P.W. and the other boys, one by one, in front of a mirror and took nude photos of the minor boys.
P.W. was disturbed, confused and scared, the complaint states. He eventually ceased going with Brouillard, documents state.
The lawsuit claims the Archdiocese of Agana, including Bishop Apollinaris Baumgartner, Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron, Monsignor Zoilo Camacho, now-deceased Father Antonio C. Cruz, and others were aware of the sexual abuse committed by Brouillard.
The priest is also accused of sexually abusing dozens of other young boys during swimming outings and camping trips with the Boy Scouts and overnight stays at parishes he worked at while in Guam.
P.W. is seeking $10 million in damages.