Priest Abused Boy during Camping, Swimming
By Haidee V Eugenio
Pacific Daily News
April 13, 2018
|Father Louis Brouillard is shown in an undated photo from the Pacific Daily News archives.|
Father Louis Brouillard, around 1968, entered a Boy Scout's tent multiple times to sexually abuse him and grabbed the boy's private part during swimming, according to a lawsuit filed in local court by a man who now lives in Washington State.
The plaintiff, identified in court documents only as John Doe in order to protect his privacy, said in his lawsuit that on one occasion, he and another child saw Brouillard sexually abusing a child.
The abuse included Brouillard subjecting John Doe and other boys to his presence, walking around naked in his room at San Isidro Parish in Malojloj, the lawsuit states.
John Doe, represented by attorney Kevin Fowler, is now 59 years old. He and his family were parishioners at the Malojloj Parish when he was a child. He met Brouillard, who also was a scoutmaster, when he joined the Boy Scouts' Troop 24.
"On the first outing, they went to some waterfalls, where Brouillard and all the boys got into the water naked. While in the water, Brouillard grabbed John Doe's genitals," according to the lawsuit, filed April 5 in the Superior Court of Guam.
There were also multiple incidents on camping trips in which the priest would come into John Doe's tent and rub up against him, and the boy would try to use his elbow to push Brouillard away, the complaint states.
John Doe's lawsuit names the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Agana, Capuchin Franciscans, Boy Scouts of America Aloha Council Chamorro District, and other unnamed individuals as defendants.
More than 160 clergy sex abuse lawsuits have been filed against the Archdiocese of Agana, priests, other clergy and others associated with the Catholic Church for alleged child sex abuse. The Boy Scouts have also been sued in more than 100 cases in which Brouillard is the accused priest.
Brouillard publicly admitted to sexually abusing boys when he was on Guam, his home from 1948 to 1981. He now lives in Minnesota as a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Agana.