Catholic Priest

Robert Brouillette


Br. Robert Noel Brouillette worked at high schools in Washington state, Illinois, and Hawai’i from the late 1960s to the late 1990s, including Damien Memorial High School in Honolulu, where he taught religion and world history. Brouillette was arrested in Illinois in 1998 in a child predator sting operation when he attempted to meet with a police officer posing as a 12-year-old boy. When police searched his apartment, he directed them to his large collection of child pornography. He was sent to St. John Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer, Missouri for treatment following these charges. In 2000, he was convicted of indecent solicitation of a child and of disseminating child pornography over the Internet. A 2002 lawsuit alleged that Brouillette had engaged in sex with minors attending the schools at which he worked. A second lawsuit making similar allegations was filed in 2003. Brouillette was also named as a sexual abuser in a 2014 lawsuit brought by a Damien alumnus, along with Br. Thomas Ford, Bp. Joseph Ferrario, and Fr. William Queenan.