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« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2013, 05:19:40 PM »

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/dec/25/local/la-me-scouts-data-20121226
Boy Scout files on suspected abuse published by The Times
Viewable online: about 1,200 previously unpublished files kept by the Boy Scouts of America on volunteers and employees expelled for suspected sexual abuse.
December 25, 2012

The Times on Tuesday released about 1,200 previously unpublished files kept by the Boy Scouts of America on volunteers and employees expelled for suspected sexual abuse.

The files, which have been redacted of victims' names and other identifying information, were opened from 1985 through 1991. They can be found in a database along with two decades of files released by order of the Oregon Supreme Court in October. The database also contains summary information on about 3,200 additional files opened from 1947 to 2005 that have not been released publicly.


Together, the material in the database represents the most complete accounting of suspected sexual abuse in the Scouts that has been made public. All of the material was obtained as a result of lawsuits against the Scouts by alleged abuse victims or by media organizations. The Boy Scouts kept the files for nearly a century for internal use only, to keep suspected abusers from rejoining.
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DATABASE: Tracking decades of allegations
http://spreadsheets.latimes.com/boyscouts-cases/

DOCUMENTS: A paper trail of abuse
http://documents.latimes.com/boy-scouts-paper-trail-of-abuse-documents/
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« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2013, 05:21:56 PM »

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/dec/30/local/la-me-scouts-leaders-20121231
Top executives did not report suspected Scout abuse cases, files show
Despite lapses, the files indicate that the top officials may have followed policy and violated no laws.
December 30, 2012

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« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2013, 05:50:31 PM »

http://www.inquisitr.com/467268/prison-sees-release-of-former-boy-scouts-safety-director/
Prison Sees Release Of Former Boy Scouts Safety Director
January 3, 2013

Remember when the Boy Scouts were an innocent group that supported fun and responsibility among boys? A lot has changed in the recent years. The Boy Scouts of America have been known to harbor pedophiles and other undesirables, and have taken a firm stance against the gay community in spite of public outcry. But one man stand apart from the crowd.

Douglas Sovereign Smith Jr., former national director for youth protection, was released from prison last week after nearly seven years. He was in charge of Scout safety in 2005 when police had discovered a collection of child pornography and videos on his home computer.

Smith reenters public life at a time when the Scouts are being watched like a hawk over their past handling of alleged child sex abuse among the leaders. According to Regator, none of Smith’s collected images were of Scouts and he was never accused of molesting children, it was an indication that he supported such things.

Patrick Boyle, author of “Scout’s Honor: Sexual Abuse in America’s Most Trusted Institution,” stated:

“It certainly shows that the people supervising him didn’t have their eyes wide open.”

An Eagle Scout who for 39 years rose through the ranks as a BSA employee, Smith is now a registered sex offender and must report to a probation officer for life. The 69-year-old grandfather can’t be given access to the Internet or possess a smartphone or any device capable of capturing images.
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« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2013, 01:41:56 PM »

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/17/discovery-father-scout-abuse-file-triggers-memories-what-ifs-for-brother-and/?intcmp=obinsite
Discovery of father's Scout abuse file triggers memories, what ifs for brother and sister
February 17, 2013

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« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2015, 08:31:33 AM »

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/jan/25/lawsuit-against-boy-scouts-could-reveal-sex-abuse/
Sex-abuse civil trial to unveil Boy Scout 'perversion' files
January 25, 2015



SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Previously sealed Boy Scout "perversion" files spanning 16 years could soon be in the public eye as part of a negligence lawsuit set for trial Monday that a victim of sex abuse filed against the organization.

Opening statements were scheduled in Santa Barbara, where a man who is now 20 and was molested by a Boy Scout volunteer in 2007 is seeking punitive damages. He claims the Scouts failed to educate and warn parents and volunteers about the dangers of sex abuse.

A judge ruled earlier this month that the man's attorney, Tim Hale, could introduce more than 30 years' worth of "perversion" files kept by the Boy Scouts as evidence in the case.

The files cleared for use by Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Donna D. Geck include 16 years of documents — from 1991 to 2007— that have never been seen before.

The papers could reveal how much the national organization has improved its efforts to protect children and report abuse after several high-profile cases sparked a youth protection policy in the late 1980s.

Previous large verdicts against the Scouts focused on cases where alleged abuse occurred before the policy was put in place.

In 2012, the Oregon Supreme Court ordered the Scouts to make public a trove of files from 1965 to 1985. The records showed that more than one-third of abuse allegations never were reported to police and that even when authorities were told, little was done most of the time.

Those documents came to light after a jury in 2010 imposed a nearly $20 million penalty against the Scouts in a molestation case in Portland, Oregon, that dated to the early 1980s.

Since then, plaintiffs' attorneys in several states, including Texas and Minnesota, have sought to publicize the more recent records through similar lawsuits.

Those cases settled before trial, leaving the records sealed, but there has been no indication that either side in the upcoming California case wants to settle.

The lawsuit alleges that 29-year-old Scouts volunteer Al Stein pulled down the plaintiff's pants when he was 13 and fondled him while the two worked in a Christmas tree lot.

Stein pleaded no contest to felony child endangerment in 2009 and was sentenced to probation. He served time in prison after authorities discovered photos of naked children on his cellphone.

He was paroled early, however, and was last living in Salinas, California, as a registered sex offender.

The Boy Scouts have said Stein's actions were unacceptable but declined to comment on the larger issue of the "perversion" files in the case.

Attorneys for the Scouts have not replied to repeated emails and calls seeking comment. They said in previous court hearings that the documents are not relevant.

Under the judge's ruling, Hale can draw from thousands of pages of documents when he presents his case, but records that are not used will remain sealed.

After trial, the plaintiff's counsel and other interested parties can petition the court for the release of all the files.
 
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