Guam’s Catholic Church faces two more lawsuits

Radio New Zealand

4:34 pm today

Two more lawsuits have been filed in Guam by men who say they were sexually abused by a former priest in the 1960s.

The latest complaints bring the number of lawsuits for historical sexual abuse faced by the island’s Catholic Church to 39.

Most of the allegations are against the island’s recused archbishop, Anthony Apuron, and a former priest, Louis Brouillard.

According to the Pacific Daily News, the two latest cases accuse Mr Brouillard – who has admitted abusing children when he was on Guam – of abuse during boy scouts trips in the early 1960s.

One of the cases is seeking US$10 million in damages.

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