New Details Emerge on Boy Scouts' 'Perversion Files'; Thousands of Boy Scout Leaders Face Child Sex Allegations
[NBCNEWYORK] Alarming new details have surfaced about how many people were listed in the Boy Scouts of America’s "perversion files," according to lawyers who demand the full release of thousands of names of alleged offenders in the files. Nearly 200 of them are from New York and New Jersey.
Though allegations came to light Monday night, a victims' rights attorney who compiled an "incomplete" list of former Boy Scout leaders accused of abuse in New York held a pressers Tuesday to discuss what he claims to be a widespread pattern of abuse. He also asked more victims to come forward.
The victims’ rights attorney, Jeff Anderson, called it a system of denial and cover-ups. He claims the Boy Scouts have files on child abusers within their ranks dating back to the 1940s.
"For many, many years there's been an excavation of what are called the 'perversion files' ‐ those are files held and hoarded at the Boy Scouts of America headquarters," Anderson said during Tuesday's New York presser, adding that "those 'perversion files' that they've had reflect that they have removed thousands of offenders of childhood sexual abuse over the years and they've kept that in files secretly."
Hokay... So the Boy Scouts were bullied into accepting men who like boys as scout leaders. Now it comes out that (no surprise) undeclared pedos have been signing up as scoutmasters all these years and being quietly dumped. This is somehow a scandal.
Posted by: Fred 2019-04-24