Br. Robert Brouillette

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Religious Order: Congregation of Christian Brothers

Summary of Assignments:

  • Schools in Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan and a New Mexico reservation, where Brouillette allegedly had sex with minor males.
  • St. Laurence High School – Guidance Counselor (1994-1998) in Burbank, IL
  • St. John Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer, MO

Notes: High School teacher and counselor, active 1960s-90s in HI, MA, MI, NM, IL. Arrested 1998 in IL for solicitation & child porn; convicted 2000; got 4 yrs’ probation. Accused in 7/02 suit of abusing IL high school student 1996-98. Suit alleged sex with minors at schools in HI, MA, MI and NM previously. Second suit 1/03. Living at Vianney Center in MO 2004; left Order & Center at probation’s end. Suit 11/7/12. Part of Order’s $16.5M settlement 5/13. Named by a man 4/4/14 suit in HI re abuse at Damien Memorial High. Name included on Seattle archdiocese’s list 1/15/16 of accused. Was at O’Dea High in Seattle 1968-70. Changed his name to Robert Sullivan.

Sources: Chicago Sun-Times 04.21.98Chicago Tribune 04.21.98Chicago Tribune 08.14.98Detroit News 06.30.99Chicago Tribune 11.11.99Chicago Tribune 11.17.99Chicago Tribune 12.04.99Chicago Tribune 01.27.00Chicago Tribune 03.14.00St Louis Post Dispatch 03.03.02Chicago Tribune 07.08.02Chicago Tribune 01.08.03Seattle Times 03.15.03WMAQ-TV 02.17.04Chicago Sun-Times 03.27.04Chicago Tribune 07.27.04Doe v Brouillete et al 03.31.09Chicago Daily Law Bulletin 04.15.09HawaiiNewsNow 02.10.12KSBW 02.27.12Monterey Herald 02.27.12The Californian 02.28.12Chicago Sun-Times 04.12.12Southtown Star 07.31.12The Worthy Adversary 11.07.12Hawaii News Now 11.09.12Chicago Tribune 05.24.13Complaint in John Roe No 27 v Congregation of Christian Brothers et al, Cause No 14-1-0855-4, First Circuit Court, Hawaii 04.04.14; Media Statement from Jeff Anderson & Assoc 04.07.14; Seattle Times 01.23.16Hawaii News Now Assignment Record