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Boy Scouts' 'Perversion Files' Go Online

You can search the database of 1,250 Scout leaders accused of abuse

(Newser) - An Oregon lawyer has released 15,000 pages of the so-called " perversion files ," documents that recount child abuse within the Boy Scouts, reports the Seattle Times . "The stories in those files are real little boys and real stories of abuse," says attorney Kelly Clark, who opened... More »

Boy Scouts Hid Child Molesters: 'Perversion Files'

400 reviewed cases weren't reported to police

(Newser) - Details from the Boy Scouts' so-called " perversion files "—a decades-old blacklist of child abusers within the organization—are continuing to emerge, and the results aren't pretty. The group helped cover up instances of abuse, as suspects left the Boy Scouts with excuses ranging from "chronic... More »

'Perversion Files' Didn't Block Boy Scout Abusers

Child molesters re-entered organization more than 125 times

(Newser) - The Boy Scouts of America has long relied on a secret blacklist to keep perverts at bay, but that system hasn't worked too well, the LA Times reports. The paper's review of more than 1,200 files from the 1970s and '80s showed that men suspected of... More »

Lawsuit to Reveal Secret Boy Scout Sex Files

Man alleges that Scouts have covered up abuse

(Newser) - The lawyer for a man who was molested by a Boy Scout leader has obtained 1,000 of the Scouts’ secret “perversion files”—which he says prove that they’ve been covering up such abuses for years—and he plans to release some of them at a trial... More »

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