Deacon says accused priest was on Guam’s payroll from 2006-2012


Updated: Aug 03, 2016

By Krystal Paco

A former Archdiocese of Agana finance officer says a priest who was recently accused of molestation remained on payroll years after he had left the island. According to Deacon Steve Martinez, he has a clear recollection that from 2006 to 2012 while serving as the church finance officer, the Archdiocese of Agana was paying Father Louis Brouillard a monthly stipend of $900, which later decreased to $650 a month.

On Monday, former Saipan resident Leo Tudela publicly accused Father Louis and two other church members of sexually abusing him in the late 1950s while he lived here on Guam. At the time, Tudela was only 13 years old and Father Louis was a priest at Santa Terisita Church in Mangilao.

Father Louis was listed on an official list of clergy members released by the Archdiocese of Duluth with credible allegations of child sexual abuse. He was removed from ministry in 1985.

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