Lawsuit: Former Guam priest Brouillard abused boy in guise of teaching him how to swim

Pacific Daily News

June 29, 2018

By Haidee V. Eugenio

Former Guam priest Louis Brouillard, around 1977 or 1978, sexually abused a Barrigada altar boy under the pretense of teaching him how to swim during a Boy Scouts of America outing at the Lonfit River, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday in local court.

The plaintiff, identified in court documents as T.H.Q. to protect his privacy, said in his lawsuit that he was around 10 or 11 at the time the parish priest sexually abused him on church grounds and during scouting events.

Now 50 years old, T.H.Q. demands a jury trial and $5 million in minimum damages. He is represented by attorney Michael Berman.

On approximately five occasions at the Lonfit River, Brouillard would swim naked and routinely instructed T.H.Q. and the other boys to swim naked with him, the lawsuit says. Brouillard was the Guam scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America at the time.

“Under the pretense of teaching T.H.Q. how to swim, Brouillard would grope and touch T.H.Q.’s private parts and anus,” the complaint states.

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