13th lawsuit filed against Archdiocese for sexual abuse claims

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James Bascon is the seventh victim to come forward with allegations that Father Louis Brouillard sexually assaulted him.

Guam – Another sexual abuse victim has come forward with allegations of sexual abuse against the Archdiocese of Agana in a lawsuit that was filed Friday.

This latest lawsuit comes from James Bascon who accused former Guam priest Father Louis Brouillard of sexually assaulting him in the 1960s when Bascon was between 12 to 13 years old.

Bascon is the seventh former altar server to file a civil suit against Brouillard and the church. The other six are Anthony Vegafria, Vicente San Nicolas, Norman J.D. Aguon, Leo Tudela, Bruce Diaz and Vicente Guerrero Perez.

Four others have filed lawsuits against Archbishop Anthony Apuron who’s currently facing a canonical trial in Rome on the similar allegations. They are Roland Sondia, Roy Quintanilla, Walter Denton and the Estate of Joseph “Sonny” Quinata who revealed his decades-long secret to his mother on his deathbed 11 years earlier.

Other accusers include Paul Borja against now-deceased priest Father Antonio Cruz and Robert Perez against Father David Anderson.

There are now a total of 13 civil claims of sexual abuse filed against the church and various clergy members since the civil statute of limitations for filing sex abuse lawsuits was lifted.

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