Second victim files suit against bishop

MONGMONG CHURCH: The Nuestra Señora de las Aguas Catholic Church in Mongmong is shown yesterday. A second victim has come forward alleging he was sexually abused by a former Guam Catholic priest, while he served as the parish priest on Guam at the Nuestra Señora de las Aguas Catholic Church in 1962. Post file photo

A new civil complaint filed in the District Court of Guam alleges a former priest sexually abused a boy – who had a mental illness – while the boy was an altar boy and a Boy Scout.

The lawsuit, filed by Public Guardian Marcelene C. Santos, on behalf of an individual using the initials "G.B.," alleges when the boy was 12, he was sexually molested and abused by Louis Brouillard, who was the parish priest at the time at the Nuestra Señora de las Aguas Catholic Church in Mongmong.

The complaint accuses Brouillard of sexually abusing G.B. when the victim was an altar boy at the Mongmong parish in 1973 and later when he was a Boy Scout. The alleged sexual abuse occurred during swimming outings. G.B. alleges he was sexually molested and saw other boys being groped and fondled by Brouillard.

The lawsuit also alleges that Brouillard "misappropriated" limosna, or church offerings, from parishioners for his "evil campaign" to abuse young boys and reward them with food from restaurants. G.B.'s parents were unaware the church exposed their son to a priest who was molesting their son, court documents state.

The complaint is the 51st filed against the Archdiocese of Agana and seeks a minimum of $10 million in damages from the archdiocese and the Boy Scouts of America, accusing the two organizations of being negligent in ensuring the safety of young children in their care.

Attorney David Lujan, who represents G.B. and dozens of other sex abuse victims, confirmed that he was scheduled to take Brouillard's deposition in Minnesota this week but decided against it two weeks ago and said his clients will testify against the former priest at trial.

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