Lawsuit: Priest abused boys simultaneously, repeatedly
By Haidee V Eugenio
Pacific Daily News
September 18, 2017
|Father Louis Brouillard is shown in an undated photo from the Pacific Daily News archives.|
Former Guam priest Louis Brouillard sexually abused multiple boys at the same time and repeatedly, offering them food as a reward, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in federal court.
The lawsuit, which is among dozens accusing Brouillard of child sexual abuse, was filed by 48-year-old "M.I.Q." who, like most plaintiffs, used his initials to protect his privacy.
M.I.Q. alleged in his lawsuit that while Brouillard was swimming naked with him and other boys at the Lonfit River in 1978 or 1979, the priest groped and touched his private parts. M.I.Q. was 9 years old at the time.
The lawsuit says before going into the water, Brouillard instructed the boys to remove their clothes and swim naked, and promised to reward them with McDonald's afterwards. They went to McDonald's after M.I.Q.'s first outing with Brouillard, the lawsuit states.
The very next day, Brouillard took M.I.Q. and other boys to the Lonfit River, swam naked, took them to McDonald's as promised, and then went back to the Barrigada parish rectory.
At the rectory, the lawsuit states, Brouillard again coaxed the boys to get naked and promised to buy them whatever snacks they wanted at the store.
The lawsuit states Brouillard began sexually abusing M.I.Q. and the other boys in the rectory, raping M.I.Q.
"M.I.Q. was extremely terrified, scared, and in so much pain that he pulled away, put his clothes on, and ran home," the lawsuit states. "In the midst of getting dressed, M.I.Q. witnessed Brouillard penetrate another boy."
M.I.Q., represented by attorney David Lujan, is the 108th person to file a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Agana and other religious orders over alleged sex abuse by clergy or others affiliated with the Catholic church.
M.I.Q. is also the 62nd person to accuse Brouillard of sexual abuse, molestation or rape. He demands a jury trial and $10 million in minimum damages.
Among the named defendants are the archdiocese, the Boy Scouts of America and its Aloha Council Chamorro District, along with up to 50 others. Brouillard was a scout master.
M.I.Q. was not a Boy Scout or an altar boy, but Brouillard allowed him to join the Boy Scout activities, the lawsuit states.