Guam – Yet another alleged victim of clergy sexual abuse has come forward. This time, reportedly at the hands of a Capuchin priest.
Raised in a devoutly religious family, the victim, identified only by his initials A.J.A., was a parishioner of the Our Lady of Peace and Safe Journey Catholic Church in Chalan Pago. But his trips to the church grounds were reportedly anything but safe.
Court documents reveal that A.J.A was nine years old when he was sexually molested and abused on parish grounds. He recalls visiting the Chalan Pago Rectory where now deceased Father Antonio Cruz resided. A.J.A. was there to deliver clothes to the priest but, while there, Cruz allegedly pulled the boy towards him and fondled him.
A.J.A. is suing the Archdiocese of Guam for $5 million dollars.