3 new clergy abuse lawsuits against Cepeda, Brouillard

Pacific Daily News

Haidee V Eugenio, heugenio@guampdn.com

April 30, 2018

Three new clergy sex abuse lawsuits were filed on Monday in local and federal courts, two of them alleging abuse by former priest Louis Brouillard in the late 1960s, and one alleging abuse by the now deceased former priest Raymond Cepeda in the mid 1980s.

Brouillard, starting around 1968, sexually abused an altar boy at the Malojloj Parish on a regular basis for about four years while also abusing other boys, including taking Polaroids of those who were swimming naked during Boy Scouts outings, states a lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of Guam by a plaintiff identified only as J.C.M.

J.C.M., represented by attorney Michael Berman, said in his $10 million lawsuit that Brouillard sexually abused him on church grounds and at Boy Scouts outings, starting when he was about 11. Brouillard was a scoutmaster for decades.

The lawsuit states Brouillard would hold down J.C.M. when he was alone with the priest in his room at the Malojloj church and abuse him “several times.”

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