Lawsuits allege priest used ‘evil campaign’ to abuse victims

The Guam Daily Post

Mindy Aguon | For The Guam Daily Post

A sex abuse victim alleges former priest and Boy Scout Master Louis Brouillard took altar boys and Boy Scouts to watch pornographic films and misappropriated church offerings to pay for outings with minor boys.

Two new lawsuits were filed in the District Court of Guam yesterday against the Archdiocese of Agana, the Boy Scouts of America and Brouillard seeking $10 million each. The cases were filed by two individuals who wanted to protect their privacy.

A 53-year-old individual with the initials “M.A.” alleges he was sexually abused for three years by Brouillard at the San Isidro Catholic Church of Malojloj in 1972, beginning when he was 10.

The lawsuit states that Brouillard used various strategies to gain access to M.A. and other young boys and to induce their compliance as part of his “evil campaign to sexually abuse them” and achieve his “sexually predatory objectives.”

Brouillard is accused of deceiving parents of altar boys, asking that they be allowed to spend the night at the convent to ensure they would not be late to serve for early morning Masses, and instead molesting and abusing the boys. The lawsuit states, “Brouillard seized upon every opportunity to molest young boys.”

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