Hagatna, Guam, Aug 11, 2016 / 23:01 pm
A priest in Guam has admitted to abusing around 20 children, a revelation that comes amid an ongoing investigation into abuse accusations surrounding the local archbishop.
Accusations against Fr. Louis Brouillard, 95, were made during a public hearing last week to lift Guam's statute of limitations on child abuse. The accusations were raised by a man who lives in Hawaii and said he was sent to a Catholic school in Guam, where he was abused twice, including by Fr. Brouillard in the 1950s.
The priest served in Guam between the 1940s-1970s, during which he taught at San Vicente and Father Duenas Memorial Catholic schools.
According to The Associated Press, after the accusations were made, Fr. Brouillard admitted in an interview to having abused "a couple of boys" while teaching at the schools.