Father Louis Brouillard, a priest accused of molesting more than a hundred boys while he served in Guam for nearly three decades, starting the 1950s. In 1981, he was sent to Minnesota for help with his personal problems. He then served three other parishes in the state before he retired.
According to Kuam News, Brouillard admitted to the abuse in a phone interview, suggesting that he didn’t remember many of his victims, including Leo Tudela, who was the first to accuse the priest of sexual abuse. During the course of that interview, he apologized for his actions, saying that he thought the boys enjoyed it.
After the Tudela story broke, many other men came forward with accusations against the former priest and Boy Scout Master. Some said he required naked swimming on trips, while others accused him of forcing pornography on them as well as oral sex and rape.
Despite the accusations and lawsuits, the Archdiocese of Agana continued to pay him until he died. At the time of his death, he was 97 years old.
Other Priests Accused in Guam
Father Louis Brouillard is not the only priest who served in Guam to be accused. Father Andrew San Agustin was accused of molestation by a female while she was on vacation in the area. She and her younger sister came with the priest to Guam for a vacation, and while there, she alleges that the priest kissed her and touched her private parts. She is currently suing for $5 million. Father Andrew San Agustin is no longer a priest for the Archdiocese of Agana, but he remains a member of the Concerned Catholics of Guam. He is currently working to expedite his case as his health is deteriorating.
If you or someone you love has been abused by a priest or a scout leader , it is important to seek legal assistance and try to obtain the justice you deserve.