$5M lawsuit: Boy scolded, spanked by own grandmother for revealing priest’s sex abuses

Pacific Daily News

December 27, 2018

By Haidee V. Eugenio

A boy confided in his own grandmother on several occasions that a priest at San Vicente and San Roque Church in Barrigada was sexually abusing him, only to be scolded, spanked and told to stop spreading lies about the clergy in the early 1970s, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday in local court.

The plaintiff, identified in court documents only as B.C.D. to protect his privacy, said Father Zoilo Camacho sexually abused him for about six months around 1972 to 1973.

The abuses and molestation included rape, and happened once or twice weekly, according to the $5 million lawsuit.

The boy was about 9 or 10 years old at the time, the complaint says.

B.C.D., represented by Attorney David Lujan, said on several occasions, he told his grandmother about Camacho’s sexual abuses.

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