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Boy Scouts: paper trail of abuse
The Los Angeles Times has reviewed thousands of confidential records kept by the Boy Scouts of America in cases in which allegations of sexual abuse were made. The review has found Scouting officials frequently urged admitted offenders to quietly resign—and helped many cover their tracks. Contact the reporter | Documents
From left to right: Floyd Slusher, Mark Bumgarner, Stephen Field, Alan Dunlap, William Lazzareschi, Rick Turley. (Colorado Department of Corrections, Virginia State Police, California Department of Justice, Texas Department of Public Safety, Rhode Island Parole Board & Sex Offender, CBC News: the fifth estate)

In Scouting reports, a pattern of molestation

5:00 AM PDT, October 17, 2012


In Scouting reports, a pattern of molestation

The thousands of men expelled from the Boy Scouts of America on suspicion of molesting children came from all walks of life — teachers and plumbers, doctors and bus drivers, politicians and policemen. They ranged in age from teens to senior citizens and came from troops in every state.

Boy Scouts helped alleged molesters cover tracks, files show

September 16, 2012

Investigation: Officials helped alleged molesters cover tracks, files show

When volunteers and employees were suspected of sexually abusing children, Boy Scout officials often didn't tell police, files from 1970-91 reveal. In many cases they sought to hide the situation.

February 23, 2012

Boy Scouts agree to mediation with sexual abuse victim

The Boy Scouts of America will not have to meet a Friday deadline to turn over thousands of confidential files to lawyers for a Santa Barbara County sexual abuse victim after both sides agreed to mediate the boy's lawsuit.

February 19, 2012

Boy Scouts sued in sexual abuse case

A Santa Barbara County boy was sexually abused by his Scout leader in 2007. A judge overseeing the lawsuit brought by the boy's family has ordered the Boy Scouts to hand over confidential files detailing allegations of sexual abuse by Scout leaders around the nation.

Boy Scouts failed to report abuser

October 29, 2011

Investigation: Boy Scouts failed to report abuser

Records emerging on decades-old cases point to the group's former lax handling of molestation incidents.

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