Active lawsuits accusing Guam priests of sex abuse now top 100

Active lawsuits accusing Guam priests of sex abuse now top 100

By Steve Limtiaco, Pacific Daily News, September 1, 2017, USA Today

AGÅTÑA, Guam — Two more lawsuits filed Friday in U.S. District Court here bring the number of active suits accusing clergy members and others affiliated with this island’s Catholic Church of sexually abusing children to more than 100.

The two priests named in the lawsuits — the Rev. Louis Brouillard, 96, and Antonio Cruz, now dead — have been named in other suits: Brouillard is accused in 58 cases, Cruz in seven cases although the plaintiff requested an additional one that was filed Monday in federal court be voluntarily dismissedThursday.

The claim that A.J.A. filed Monday against Cruz can be brought again according to court rules, but if it is dismissed a second time, it cannot be refiled.

The active suits filed in federal and local courts seek at least  . . .

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