Washington Man Sues Former Guam Priest of Sex Abuse
By Haidee V Eugenio
Pacific Daily News
August 31, 2017
|Father Louis Brouillard is shown in an undated photo from the Pacific Daily News archives.|
After former altar boys tearfully went public with allegations, a law was passed to open doors for lawsuits against the church, clergy and others. Wochit
A former boy scout on Guam who is now living in Washington accused former island priest Louis Brouillard of sexually molesting and abusing him around 1976.
The latest plaintiff, identified in court documents only by his initials G.M.Q., said he was 13 or 14 when the sexual abuse and molestation happened during Boy Scouts of America swimming activities at the Lonfit River in Ordot-Chalan Pago.
"On numerous occasions, while swimming, Brouillard would swim completely naked and routinely instructed G.M.Q. and the other boys to remove their clothes, and Brouillard would grope and touch their private parts," the lawsuit says. "G.M.Q. was also forced to fondle Brouillard's penis."
G.M.Q., represented by attorney David Lujan, filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Guam Thursday afternoon.
G.M.Q.'s complaint is the 99th lawsuit filed against the Archdiocese of Agana over alleged sexual abuse, molestation or rape by Guam clergy as well as Catholic school teachers and staff.
Now 55, G.M.Q. is demanding a jury trial and $10 million in minimum damages. Named defendants are the Archdiocese of Agana, the Boy Scouts of America and its Aloha Council Chamorro District, Brouillard and up to 50 others who may have aided, abetted or concealed the alleged abuses.