Guam – Father Louis Brouillard, the for Guam priest accused of sexually abusing over 50 boys in Guam between the 1950s to the 1970s, has died at the age of 97.
The Archdiocese of Agana sent out a statement today confirming Brouillard’s death.
“Father Brouillard passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10 (Thursday, Guam time), in Minnesota, where he had been living for many years. His health had been declining in recent months,” the statement said.
A former priest at various parishes and a former scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America in Guam, Brouillard is named in dozens of sexual abuse lawsuits as a defendant filed against the church.
After the first set of cases were filed in late 2016, Brouillard submitted a signed statement confessing to molesting altar boys.
Many of Brouillard’s victims share similar accounts of sexual abuse, noting that Brouillard often molested the boys during swimming trips to the Lonfit River. Some of the victims also alleged rape, including one violent incident in which a minor alleged he was tied to a tree and repeatedly raped for hours.
“The archdiocese continues to pray for all victims and survivors of child abuse in our Church. We continue to work diligently to bring resolution and reparation to each person,” the Archdiocese said in its statement. “The archdiocese has extended prayers and condolences to the late priest’s family in the U.S. mainland. We pray for the soul of Father Brouillard.”