More child sex abuse victims brings total to 39 lawsuits against the church

Pacific News Center

Written by Donna De Jesus

Four more victims have filed suit against the Archdiocese of Agana, the Boy Scouts, and former priest Father Louis Brouillard.

Guam – Attorney David Lujan is representing three of the victims: Jan Iriarte, and individuals using only M.A. and R.M.C. The fourth is Peter Damian, represented by attorney Anthony Perez.

According to court documents, M.A. and R.M.C. were altar boys at the San Isidro Catholic Church in Malojloj. All four were members of the Boy Scouts of America. M.A. states in his complaint that Father Brouillard would get permission from his parents, who had complete trust in the Catholic Church, to spend the night at the Convent where he was staying. Brouillard would routinely molest and abuse M.A.

For R.M.C., he recalls in court documents Brouillard making altar boys lay naked on his bed, and molest them one by one, saying “this is not a sin… if this were a sin then we would not be enjoying this.” M.A., R.M.C., and Iriarte recount Brouillard as a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts, fondling boys while making them swim naked in various swimming holes on-island.

Court documents state that the Archdiocese knew of Brouillard’s actions, but withheld the information from parents and law enforcement in order to protect Brouillard and the church. They are demanding $10 million each in damages.

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