Accuser: Brouillard said fondling is natural
By Haidee V Eugenio
Pacific Daily News
September 5, 2017
|Father Louis Brouillard is shown in an undated photo from the Pacific Daily News archives. |
Father Louis Brouillard in around 1974 sexually abused an altar boy after a Mass in Barrigada, assuring him it was natural, a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Superior Court of Guam states.
The plaintiff, identified in court documents only by the initials T.P. to protect his privacy, was an altar boy at San Vicente Ferrer and San Roke Catholic Church when Brouillard allegedly abused him.
T.P., now 59, stayed behind after Mass one day to help put things away, when Brouillard fondled him, the lawsuit states.
"While continuing to fondle the plaintiff, Father Brouillard assured him that it was natural and it would make him feel good," the complaint says.
T.P., represented by attorneys Kevin Fowler and Michael Pfau, is the 60th person to accuse Brouillard of sexual abuse or molestation in lawsuits filed in local and federal court.
T.P.'s lawsuit is also the 103rd to be filed against the Archdiocese of Agana over alleged abuse by clergy or others affiliated with the Catholic church. The lawsuit names the archdiocese, Brouillard and up to 10 others.
The lawsuit alleges that the archdiocese knew or should have known that Brouillard posed a danger to T.P. before T.P. was sexually abused, but failed to take any steps to prevent Brouillard from using his position as a priest to abuse T.P.