Second Boy Claims Priest Brought Him to Minnesota for Sex Abuse
By Haidee V Eugenio
Pacific Daily News
October 10, 2017
|Father Louis Brouillard is shown in an undated photo from the Pacific Daily News archives.|
Four new clergy sex abuse lawsuits were filed in local and federal court, including one by a second former altar boy who said priest Louis Brouillard paid for his summer trip to Minnesota and sexually abused and molested him.
The lawsuit states that Brouillard forced the boy to engage in sexual activity with another boy during the trip.
The plaintiff, identified in court documents only as F.M. to protect his privacy, said in the complaint that Brouillard sent for him and his friend.
Brouillard, now 96 and is living in Minnesota, was a Catholic priest on Guam from 1948 to 1981.
F.M.'s friend, with the initials F.S.L. based on court documents, filed a lawsuit Sept. 26.
On Monday, , F.M. filed a $10 million clergy sex abuse lawsuit in the Superior Court of Guam against Brouillard, the Archdiocese of Agana, the Boy Scouts of America and its Aloha Council Chamorro District and up to 50 others.
Both former altar boys are represented by attorney Michael Berman, who now represents 20 Guam clergy sex abuse plaintiffs in local court.
In his complaint, F.M., now 49, said Brouillard sexually abused him for more than seven years, from around 1973 to 1980, when he was about 10 to 17 years old.
The alleged abuses happened when he was an altar boy for the Barrigada and Tumon parishes and as a Boy Scout. Brouillard was a priest and a Boy Scout scoutmaster at the time, his complaint says.
Besides F.M., two others represented by Berman filed lawsuits in local court identified only as R.G. and P.P.
Another altar boy, H.A.W., represented by attorney David Lujan, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday in federal court, alleging that Brouillard sexually abused him from around 1975 to 1977 when he was about 8 to 9 years old.
The four new cases bring to 131 the number of clergy sex abuse lawsuits filed in local and federal court against the archdiocese, clergy and others associated with the Catholic church.
Nudity, showers, treats
F.M.'s lawsuit said before Mass, he and other altar boys would meet at Brouillard's room where the priest would walk around naked.
The lawsuit says Brouillard would insist that F.M. shower with him. The complaint also says the priest would sexually abuse the boy in the priest's bed.
During boy scout swimming, the priest would instruct F.M. and the other boys to swim naked and the priest would fondle them under the water.
"He would also compare the penis sizes of the Boy Scouts and altar boys," the lawsuit says.
Brouillard would often reward boys by taking them to McDonald's or other restaurants, the lawsuit says.
|Father Louis Brouillard is shown in this undated Pacific Daily News file photo receiving a Silver Beaver award for his scouting hierarchy from a Navy captain. (Photo: PDN file photo)|
When Brouillard moved to Minnesota, he invited F.M. and his friend to spend the summer with him, the lawsuit says.
Brouillard paid for F.M. to fly from Guam to Minneapolis, the complaint says. The priest took F.M. on several road trips.
In his lawsuit, F.M. said he was afraid to tell his parents about what was happening because he was embarrassed and confused, but prayed for guidance. The lawsuit says Brouillard took advantage of F.M.'s childhood and innocence.
In bed with another boy
Another plaintiff, R.G., said in his lawsuit that he saw Brouillard engaging in sexual activity with another boy of about 10 or 12 in the priest's bed.
The priest allegedly invited R.G. to join them, the lawsuit says.
R.G., now 55, said Brouillard sexually abused him as an alternate altar boy and a Boy Scout around 1977 to 1979 when he was 13 or 14.
R.G., also represented by attorney Michael Berman, demands at least $5 million in damages.
P.P., another former altar boy, said in his lawsuit that Brouillard would subject him and others to the nudity and adult materials, then reward them with trips to restaurants and movies.
That was in or around 1975 to 1978 when he was 13 to 14 years old and Brouillard was a priest at the Malojloj parish. P.P., also represented by Berman, is now 54 and demands at least $5 million in damages.
H.A.W's lawsuit says Brouillard would tell the boys to remove their pants, then he would touch their private parts and teach them how to masturbate.
H.A.W.,49, demands at least $10 million in damages.