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Review of Boy Scouts ‘Perversion Files’ Reveals 12,000 Victims, Almost 8,000 Abusers
A psychiatry professor hired by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to review files on child sexual abuse within its ranks has found files on 7,819 perpetrators and 12,254 victims, with perhaps still more to come, according to a New York law firm.
Janet Warren, professor of psychiatry and neurobehavioral sciences at the University of Virginia, spent about five years reviewing the files and revealed the numbers in a Jan. 30 expert testimony. The law firm, Jeff Anderson and Associates, represented victims of child sexual abuse at the trial and revealed details from Warren’s testimony during an April 23 press conference.
Nearly 5,000 of the “Ineligible Volunteer Files” as the BSA called them, have been entered into court records over the past decades and were collected by the Los Angeles Times, culminating in a 2012 exposé that made 1,900 of the files public and revealed that the BSA appeared to have failed to report hundreds of cases to the police and even worked to conceal some of them. READ FULL STORY
Source: The Epoch Times
Lawsuits Expected as Dozens of WNY Boy Scout Leaders Accused of Sex Abuse
When a one-year window opens in August allowing decades-old claims of sex abuse to be heard in New York courts for the first time, some attorneys said the number of lawsuits against the Boy Scouts of America could rival or even surpass those facing Catholic dioceses. READ FULL STORY
Source: The Buffalo News
Lawsuit Seeks Release of Boy Scout Sexual Abuse Files
A man who said he was abused by a Boy Scouts troop leader in the 1980s announced a lawsuit against the organization Tuesday, joining others nationwide who are pushing to open long-secret files containing the names of scout volunteers who were banned or considered risks for child sexual abuse. READ FULL STORY
Source: The Star Tribune