Two New Complaints Accuse Guam Clergy Members of Molestation

By Sabrina Salas Matanane
November 23, 2016

And now there are nine - two more complaints have been filed in the Superior Court of Guam involving allegations of molestation by local clergy.

63-year-old Paul Joseph Borja alleges when he was 12 he was an altar boy for the Our Lady of Peace and Safe Journey Catholic Church in Chalan Pago. He says Father Antonio Cruz, who is now deceased, sexually molested and abused him. He added that when he moved to California with his family in 1968 Fr. Cruz just happened to be visiting the state and his parents invited him to their house for dinner. Borja says he went for a walk with him during which Fr. Cruz allegedly gave him an envelope with $50 inside. He says he was under the impression that the priest was trying to buy his silence.

The next victim to come forward is 59-year-old Vicente T. San Nicolas. He alleges that when he was a teenager and an altar boy at San Isidro Catholic Church in Malojloj he was molested repeatedly by Fr. Louis Brouillard who was serving as a priest there. He alleges the sexual abuse occurred over a five year period. San Nicola alleges Fr. Brouillard would ask his parents' permission to stay the night at the Carmelite Monastery in Malojloj where the priest was living. He alleges Fr. Brouillard would walk around naked and would show him collections of various nude photos of minor boys that were taken by the priest.

Court document state that although he never spoke about it, he believes the priest also molested his now deceased brother who would also spend time at the convent. San Nicolas also alleged Fr. Brouillard also sexually molested him when he was a boy scout and the priest was a scout master.

Additionally San Nicolas alleges that he told a Deacon Jeff Barcinas about how he was victimized, but the deacon told him there was nothing we could do and the archdiocese has never taken any responsibility for Brouillard misconduct.

Last week three complaints were filed: Bruce Diaz and Vicente Perez alleged they were molested by Father Louis Brouillard when they were altar boys in the Barrigada parish and when they were boy scouts, where the priest served as a scoutmaster.

The third complaint was filed by the estate of Joseph "Sonny" Quinata. His mother alleged that while on his death bed he told her that he had been molested by Archbishop Anthony Apuron when he was a child. A couple weeks before they filed, other victims namely Roland Sondia, Walter Denton, Leo Tudela and Roy Quintanilla filed their complaints in the local court also alleging child molestation by local clergy.

Although Archbishop Apuron has adamantly defended his innocence, Fr. Brouillard confessed on video that he molested several boys while he served as a priest on Guam and scout master between the 1940's through the 70's. He also said that he had told the bishop at the time but he told him to do prayers as penance.








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