Capuchin brother named in sex abuse lawsuit again


Vernon Kamiaz was a science teacher at Simon Sanchez High School last school year but was transferred to the central office.

Guam – Another sex abuse lawsuit has been filed in District Court, this time against a Capuchin brother assigned to serve the Archdiocese of Agana.

The abuse occurred nearly 10 years ago when J.C.M.P. was about 12 or 13 years old serving as an altar boy at Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Agana Heights.

According to court documents, it was during this time that Capuchin brother Vernon Kamiaz rubbed and caressed J.C.M.P. before he allegedly took the victim into his bedroom where court documents state he began to touch, masturbate and perform oral sex on J.C.M.P.

The victim is seeking $5 million in damages.

Kamiaz is employed as a school teacher at the Guam Department of Education but is currently assigned to the central office.

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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.