19 Dec 2018

Number of sex abuse lawsuits against Guam church nears 200

7:18 am on 19 December 2018

Two more Catholic priests on Guam have been accused of sexual abuse, according to a 10 million dollar lawsuit filed this week.

Father Louis Brouillard and Antonio Cruz are accused of abusing the same boy in the 1970s.

Both priests are now dead.

Several priests on Guam -- including Brouillard, who admitted abuse before his death, and the island's former archbishop -- are accused of nearly 200 cases of abuse.

The church itself, which is accused of a coverup, has indicated it will file for bankruptcy in a rush to resolve the lawsuits.