Retired priest who admitted to molesting children dies at 97

Hagatna — A retired priest accused in more than 130 sexual abuse lawsuits and who admitted to molesting children on Guam has died.

The Pacific Daily News reports the Archdiocese of Agana says Louis Brouillard, who was ordained on Guam in 1948, died Wednesday in his native Minnesota.

He was 97.

The archdiocese, in a statement released on Friday, said Brouillard's health had been declining in recent months.

Brouillard served on Guam until 1981 as a parish priest in Mangilao, Chalan Pago, Barrigada, Malojloj and Tumon, and as a teacher at Father Duenas Memorial School.

Brouillard, in a 2016 interview with a Pacific Daily News reporter, stated "it's possible" he sexually abused boys while serving on Guam.

He later signed an affidavit admitting to abusing 20 or more boys on the island.

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