Updated: Nov 30, 2016
By Sabrina Salas Matanane
One more case was filed alleging child molestation by local clergy, as the latest person to come forward is Norman J.D. Aguon. The 56-year -old man now lives in Oregon but previously lived in Malojloj during his childhood years. He alleges that between 1969 through 1973 starting when he was 13 years old he was an altar boy at San Isidro Church in Malojloj, where Father Louis Brouillard was the priest.
Like other he alleged that at the Carmelite monastery the priest would walk around naked and molested him on multiple occasions.
The latest case follows ten previously filed against local clergy. Walter Denton, Roland Sondia, Roy Quintanilla, and the Estate of Joseph Sonny Quinata alleged they are victims of sexual molestation by then Mt. Carmel Priest Anthony Apuron. Paul Joseph Borja alleges he was abused by the now-deceased priest of the Chalan Pago Church Fr. Antonio Cruz, and Leo Tudela, Bruce Diaz, Vicente Perez, Vicente San Nicolas and Anthony Vegafria allege they were repeatedly sexually molested by Fr. Louis Brouillard where they served as altar boys and boy scouts in Mangilao, Barrigada and Malojloj.
A canonical trial is underway by the Vatican for Apuron who maintains his innocence while Fr. Louis Brouillard confessed he sexually molested boys while he served as a priest and scout master on Guam in the 1940’s through the 1970’s. Court documents state Fr. Brouillard told the head of the Catholic Church at the time about what he’d done, but Bishop Baumgartner allegedly told him to do prayers as penance.
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