Boy Scouts Release Secret Abuse Files
Following a ruling by the Oregon Supreme Court, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has released the secret files that tracked accusations of child sexual abuse against Scout leaders and volunteers. The files are referred to as "ineligible volunteer" files, which is a change from their previous name "perversion files," and they detail more than 1,200 cases between the years 1965 and 1985. Late last month, the BSA admitted in an open letter that it had made an "insufficient response" to the abuse charges over the years.
Attorney Kelly Clark has published the files on his website in .pdf format. Victims' names and the names of those who reported the abuse have been redacted from the documents, and abusers' names are only listed if they were employees of the BSA.
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