Topics

Boy Scouts of America
Former Boy Scout talks about abuse in civil trial: My word against his
Former Boy Scout talks about abuse in civil trial: My word against his

The victim in a Boy Scouts sex abuse case, now 20 years old, said in court Monday that he took his tape recorder to a Christmas tree lot where the 2007 abuse occurred to "have some evidence." "I thought it was a good idea to have some evidence," he said. "It was a 13-year-old's word against a Scout leader, an adult. "He was someone people looked up to." The family of the Santa Barbara County 20-year-old is suing Boy Scouts of America, alleging the organization knew or should have known the troop leader was a threat. Day 1 of the civil trial started Monday. Attorney John Eck, who is representing the Los Padres Council of the Boy Scouts, told the...

Loading