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Plaintiff says Scout leader's abuse made him a recluse
Plaintiff says Scout leader's abuse made him a recluse

The victim in a Boy Scouts sex abuse case, who is now 20, testified Monday that he became a recluse in his Goleta home after a 2007 incident in a local Christmas tree lot. The victim said that after he was molested by a volunteer Scout leader, he refused to leave his home except for medical appointments and to attend school. He eventually enrolled in a home-schooling program because he felt the man who molested him was "stalking" him after the man showed up outside his high school. "I was afraid of being out in public, where that kind of thing could happen again," the man told a jury in a civil negligence lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America. "I...

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