Boy Scouts’ bankruptcy creates rift with religious partners

Amid the Boy Scouts of America’s complex bankruptcy case, there is worsening friction between the organization and the major religious groups that help it run thousands of Scout units. At issue: the churches’ fears that an eventual settlement — while protecting the Boy Scouts of America from future sex-abuse lawsuits — could leave many churches…

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Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Begins Investigation into Allegations of Sexual Abuse at the Cate School

18 miles outside of Santa Barbara, Cate School in Carpinteria, California is one of the most esteemed private boarding schools in the United States. Founded in 1910, the annual tuition for the 2021 school year is $68,150 for boarding students and $53,750 for day students. On June 24th, the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s office…

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Paul Mones Quoted in Ojai’s elite Thacher School allowed decades of alleged sexual abuse, misconduct

An exclusive boarding school in the Ojai Valley released the findings of a review this week that detailed alleged sexual misconduct and abuse spanning 40 years. The 91-page document takes from a months-long investigation that gathered numerous reports of sexual misconduct by faculty, staff and students following social media posts that began last summer. The renowned Thacher School…

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