NC, Guam –North Carolina Man files lawsuit in Guam alleging abuse by Catholic priest
For immediate release Friday, December 1, 2017
SNAP applauds the plaintiff, B.G., who filed suit today in the District Court of Guam against the Catholic Archdiocese of Agana, the Boy Scouts of America, and retired priest Louis Brouillard. B.G., who now lives in North Carolina, states that Brouillard molested him when he was a Boy Scout in Guam in 1973 or 1974, aged 14 or 15. B.G. belonged to the Agana Boy Scout troop, of which Brouillard was a scout master.
This is one of dozens of lawsuits filed against Brouillard, who has admitted to many instances of sexual abuse when he was serving as a priest in Guam and a scout master. Most of these suits that name the Boy Scouts as a defendant also name Brouillard.
SNAP encourages others who may have been hurt by this priest and who are reading news of these lawsuits to come forward. SNAP also encourages anyone with information about cases of sexual abuse of minors by Father Louis Brouillard to come forward.
(SNAP, the Survivors Network, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 25,000 members. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
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