Three More Cases Allege Sex Abuse by Guam Clergy

By Sabrina Salas Matanane
November 17, 2016

Three more cases have been filed in the Superior Court of Guam related to child sex abuse allegations involving local clergy.

The total now stands at seven complaints for damages involving allegations of child sex abuse in the local catholic church filed by attorney David Lujan. Late Thursday afternoon Lujan filed three more cases.

Bruce Diaz alleges he was 8 years old when he was sexually molested multiple times by Fr. Louis Brouillard. Diaz alleges the abuse occurred while he was an altar boy at the catholic church in Barrigada and while he was a boy scout, where Broiullard was scout master. The abuse he alleged occurred over a four year period beginning in 1976.

Vicente Guerrero Perez is next to come forward. He alleges that when he was 11 years old he was sexually molested multiple times by Fr. Brouillard in the 1970's when he was an altar boy at the Barrigada Catholic Church and as a Boy scout. Additionally he alleges he had made an appointment with Archbishop Anthony Apruon in 2000 and told him about his years of abuse, but nothing was ever done.

As we reported Broiullard in October recorded a video confessing he abused dozens of boys on Guam when he served as a priest here from 1940's through the 1970's. Court documents stated he said he even told the head of the Catholic Church at the time about the abuse, but Bishop Apollinaris Baumgartner didn't do anything except tell him to do "prayers as penance".

As for the third case it was filed on behalf of Joseph "Sonny'" Quinata. Although he is deceased the plaintiff is identified as Mary Jane Quinata Cruz-- the administrator for his estate.

Several months ago Quinata's mother Doris Concepcion held a press conference announcing that her son told her on his death bed that Archbishop Anthony Apuron molested him.

Archbishop Apuron meanwhile has denied all allegations of sexual abuse. The process for a canonical trial is already underway in Rome.








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