Brouillard, Catholic School Janitor in New Rape, Sex Abuse Suits
By Haidee V Eugenio
Pacific Daily News
July 6, 2017
|Father Louis Brouillard is shown in an undated photo from the Pacific Daily News archives.|
Former priest Louis Brouillard allegedly raped an altar boy in the early 1970s, while a Catholic school janitor is accused of sexually abusing a 6- or 7-year-old girl in the early 1980s, according to two lawsuits filed Thursday in federal court.
Both lawsuits filed in the U.S. District Court name the Archdiocese of Agana among the defendants. The plaintiffs are represented by attorney David Lujan.
A man, identified in court documents only as M.M. to protect his privacy, said Brouillard sexually molested, abused and raped him on the grounds of San Isidro Catholic Church of Malojloj or during Boy Scout of America outings. M.M. was an altar boy and a Boy Scout around 1972 or 1973 and age 10 or 11 when the abuse happened, the lawsuit says.
Brouillard, as a priest for the Archdiocese of Agana from 1948 to 1981, also served as a scout master for the Boy Scouts of America's Aloha Council Chamorro District.
M.M., now 55, demands a jury trial and $10 million in minimum damages. His lawsuit also named the Boy Scouts of America and its Aloha Council Chamorro District as defendants, along with Brouillard and the archdiocese.
The other plaintiff, identified in court documents only as R.M.S. to protect her privacy, alleged that Paul Sebay, a maintenance janitor at San Vicente Catholic School in Barrigada who is now deceased, sexually molested and abused her when she was in first grade, in 1982 or 1983.
"While waiting to be picked up, Sebay would give R.M.S. candy and other treats, and take R.M.S. to the maintenance/janitor room, which was located upstairs in the auditorium," the lawsuit says, adding that it was there that the sexual molestation and abuses happened "several times a week."
San Vicente Catholic School is a parochial school operated by the Agana Archdiocese, the lawsuit says.
Now 41, R.M.S. demands a jury trial and $5 million in minimum damages.
The archdiocese now faces 82 childhood sexual abuse lawsuits filed in local and federal courts.