Apuron’s mentor named in new clergy sex abuse lawsuit

Pacific Daily News

Haidee V Eugenio, heugenio@guampdn.com Aug. 28, 2017

A now deceased priest, Antonio C. Cruz, allegedly sexually molested and abused a 9-year-old boy around 1964 at a church rectory in Chalan Pago, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Monday afternoon.

The lawsuit is filed by a man identified in court documents only by his initials, A.J.A., to protect his privacy.

It is the 99th lawsuit filed in federal and local courts against the Archdiocese of Agana for alleged sexual abuse of minors by clergy and others associated with the Catholic Church on Guam.

A.J.A., represented by attorney David Lujan, is now 61 and lives in Las Vegas.

Cruz was a priest at the Our Lady of Peace and Safe Journey Catholic Church when he allegedly sexually molested and abused A.J.A., the lawsuit states.

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