Boy Scout Abuse

A North Jersey family destroyed by Boy Scout abuse

November 17, 2012

As Richard Schultz tells it, his childhood ended in a trailer at a Boy Scout camp when his troop leader stripped him, tied him up and took Polaroids of the 13-year-old boy “modeling” Stations of the Cross.

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Files released by Boy Scouts identify local abuse cases

November 17, 2012

GAINESVILLE — Jessie James “Jamie” Slocum Jr. of Branford was the kind of small-town model citizen that everybody could admire — church deacon, town councilman, Boy Scout leader.

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Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown announced support for a Congressional investigation of the BSA’s sexual abuse prevention policies

October 20, 2012

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown — a victim of sexual abuse as a child — is calling for a federal investigation into the Boy Scouts’ secret “perversion files” and said he would consider supporting a move to revoke the Scouts’ federal charter if the organization rebuffs attempts to root out predators.

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Boy Scouts ‘perversion files’: New lawsuits, damages likely

October 19, 2012

With the release this week of 1,200 confidential files on suspected sexual abuse from past decades, the Boy Scouts of America faces the prospect of a new wave of lawsuits and potentially costly damages.

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Boy Scouts release secret child abuse files — ‘the pain and the anguish of thousands’

October 19, 2012

Updated at 6:45 pm ET — More than 1,200 formerly secret Boy Scouts’ files detailing accusations of child sex abuse within the organization from 1965 to 1985 were published online Thursday by lawyers, one who said the documents revealed an unintentional but “de facto cover-up of abuse.”

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Decades of abuse of Boy Scouts detailed

October 19, 2012

PDT SAN FRANCISCO — More than a thousand Boy Scout leaders around the nation who served between 1965 and 1985 had allegedly molested boys, with at least two dozen of those attacks happening in the Bay Area, according to a mountain of documents released Thursday by court order in Oregon.

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Boy Scouts child abuse files: Can the organization withstand their release?

October 18, 2012

In recent years, the Boy Scouts of America has implemented many new guidelines to protect against new abuse. Even though morale inside the BSA remains high, some experts say the group is fighting a losing battle.

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Files show locals helped cover up Scout abuse

October 18, 2012

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Again and again, decade after decade, an array of authorities — police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and local Boy Scout leaders among them — quietly shielded scoutmasters and others accused of molesting children, a newly opened trove of confidential papers shows.

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Scout “perversion” files from 1959-1985 show local officials helped hush up some abuse cases

October 18, 2012

PORTLAND, Ore. – Again and again, decade after decade, an array of authorities — police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and local Boy Scout leaders among them — quietly shielded scoutmasters and others accused of molesting children, a newly opened trove of confidential papers shows.

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Boy Scouts release 20 years of ‘perversion files’ naming leaders accused of sex abuse

October 18, 2012

The Boy Scouts of America’s “perversion files,” detailing sex abuse allegations against scout leaders, have been secret for nearly a century. But on Thursday, thanks to a court order, 20 years’ worth of the files were made public.

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Boy Scout ‘perversion files’: Public gets unprecedented look at secret records on suspected abusers

October 18, 2012

A Portland law firm made history Thursday by releasing internal Boy Scout files on 1,247 volunteers expelled from Scouting because they were suspected of abusing children.

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’Perversion files’ show locals helped cover up for Boy Scouts

October 18, 2012

Local Boy Scout leaders, police officials, prosecutors and mayors helped hush up numerous child sex abuse allegations against scoutmasters and other volunteers, according to details in a trove of nearly 15,000 pages of so-called “perversion files” compiled by the Scouts from 1959 to the mid-1980s.

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Boy Scout Files Detail Decades of Alleged Sex Abuse

October 18, 2012

PORTLAND, Ore. — In August 1981, the father of three Boy Scouts in western Colorado wrote in deep despair to scouting supervisors: a familiar local scout leader, referred to only as Joe, had sexually abused boys in his troop, including the writer’s own sons, and yet was still being allowed to have contact with boys.

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Boy Scouts ‘perversion files’ to be released Oct. 18

October 10, 2012

More than 20,000 pages documenting alleged sex abuse by leaders and volunteers for the Boy Scouts of America are to be made public on Oct. 18.

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Where the Boy Scouts went terribly wrong

September 22, 2012

Over the course of two decades, the Boy Scouts of America covered up the acts of hundreds of child molesters within its ranks, never notifying authorities and instead quietly banishing offenders, according to an investigation by the Los Angeles. Sometimes, the molesters left one Scout troop and reappeared at another to molest again, according to information in the 1,600 confidential Boy Scout files that go from 1970 to 1991.

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Texas judge orders Boy Scouts to produce files

August 31, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A San Antonio judge has ordered the Boy Scouts of America to produce as part of a civil lawsuit the secret files the organization keeps to prevent accused pedophiles from becoming employees of or volunteers for the organization.

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Suit says Ore. Scout Leaders were warned of abuser

February 15, 2011

Portland, Ore. (AP) – A Scouts leader in Portland subjected a boy to hundreds of instances of fondling, sodomy, oral sex and masturbation in the 1980s, even though Scout and Mormon Church leaders had been warned for years that the man was an abuser, a suit filed Tuesday alleges.

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Boy Scouts, Church, Leader Sued over 1970s Claims

February 4, 2011

PADUCAH, KY – The Boy Scouts of America and the Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky are being sued by a man who contends he was sexually abused by his scoutmaster 35 years ago.

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Secret Boy Scout files document flawed history of child-protection in Oregon

March 22, 2010


Boy Scouts sex abuse files now evidence in lawsuit

March 20, 2010


Boy Scouts sex files now evidence in Ore. lawsuit

By William McCall

March 20, 2010

The Boy Scouts of America call them “perversion files,” internal documents used to track Scout leaders suspected of sexually abuse young boys. On Friday they became part of the public record in an Oregon lawsuit.

A judge who had ordered the Scouts to release them received 1,247 files into evidence near the end of the third day of trial that began Wednesday with a lawyer saying “you will be the first jury to see them.”

Attorneys Paul Mones and Kelly Clark won the release of files from 1965-85 to help them make the case in a $14 million lawsuit against the Boy Scouts filed by a 37-year-old Oregon man. He was sexually molested in the early 1980s by assistant Scoutmaster Timur Dykes, who was convicted three times between 1983 and 1994 of sexually abusing boys, most of them Scouts.

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