$10M lawsuit alleges sexual abuse by priest

The Guam Daily Post/March 14, 2018

By Mindy Aguon

A Mongmong resident alleges he was sexually abused by a now-retired priest during Boy Scout outings more than 40 years ago.

P.Q., who used initials to protect his identity, filed a $10 million lawsuit in the District Court of Guam against the Archdiocese of Agana, the Boy Scouts of America and Louis Brouillard.

While he never served as an altar boy or joined the Boy Scouts, P.Q. said at the age of 12, he would join the other boys from the village on outings with Brouillard, who was a parish priest and a scoutmaster.

The priest routinely drove from village to village to pick up the boys and take them swimming at the Lonfit River.

P.Q. would be picked up with the other boys at the Nuestra Señora De Las Aguas Catholic Church, court documents state.

Brouillard allegedly instructed the boys to remove their clothes and swim naked, and promised to buy them burgers, fries and sodas after the outings, the lawsuit states.

P.Q. alleges Brouillard groped and touched his private parts as he swam naked and then offered a reward to the boys by taking them out to eat at different restaurants.

The plaintiff's attorney, David Lujan, accuses the Boy Scouts and the archdiocese of failing to provide reasonable supervision of Brouillard. Lujan added they failed to investigate Brouillard and warn P.Q.'s family regarding the priest's sexually abusive and exploitative propensities and unfitness, court documents state.

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