Lawyer: Apuron benefitted the most with passage of time

Pacific Daily News

Haidee V Eugenio, Aug. 29, 2017

A California-based attorney said Tuesday that Archbishop Anthony Apuron benefitted from the 40 years that passed since he allegedly sexually abused altar boys in Agat.

Attorney Gregory Nicolaysen said if Apuron’s accusers had come forward earlier, Apuron likely wouldn’t be archbishop and leader of the Catholic Church on Guam.

A hearing was held Tuesday in the U.S. District Court of Guam on motions by Apuron to dismiss the four lawsuits filed against him by former altar boys and the family of a deceased former altar boy.

“It is unfortunate that this motion (to dismiss) is even being heard,” said Nicolaysen, who represents former altar boy Roy Quintanilla in his case against Apuron.

Apuron’s attorney, Jacqueline Terlaje, asked the court to dismiss the four lawsuits against Apuron.

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