Another sex abuse case filed against Archdiocese

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The victim is represented by Attorney David Lujan.

Guam – The number of sexual abuse cases against the Archdiocese of Agana continue to rise with another lawsuit filed in District Court bringing the total number of case to nearly 100.

On Monday, a complaint was filed against now deceased Father Antonio Cruz, who served as a priest at Our Lady of Peace and Safe Journey Catholic Church in Chalan Pago.

A.J.A. was 9 years old when the alleged sexual abuse occurred. According to court documents, AJA’s family would cook and wash clothes for Cruz.

In one instance, the victim alleges that he went to the Chalan Pago Rectory to deliver Cruz’s clothes, Cruz had instructed A.J.A. to put the clothes in Cruz’s bedroom. A.J.A states that while doing as instructed Cruz sexually molested him by pulling down his pants and touching his private area.

A.J.A is seeking $5 million in exemplary and punitive damages.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.