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Settlement in sex abuse case keeps Scouts' 'perversion files' closed
Settlement in sex abuse case keeps Scouts' 'perversion files' closed

A settlement reached Thursday by the Boy Scouts of America with the family of a Santa Barbara County man molested by a Scout leader in 2007 effectively ends the possibility, for now, that recent files maintained by the organization documenting suspected misconduct will be made public. The settlement was reached after three days of trial in Santa Barbara County Superior Court, during which the victim, now 20, described the trauma he experienced after his abuse by volunteer Scout leader Al Steven Stein in a Goleta Christmas tree lot. The victim's family sued the Scouts, saying that officials were negligent in how they handled the abuse and that they could have done more to protect the...

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