It has come to the public’s attention that the Boy Scouts of America has lied to the public and covered up sexual abuse that has pervaded the institution for over 80 years. Since its founding in 1909, the organization has repeatedly sought to conceal records of abuse and documentation of sexual molestation by scoutmasters against Boy Scout members.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been abused or molested by a scout master or any other member of the Boy Scouts staff, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
Update: Boy Scouts, LDS Settle Nearly 20 Sexual Abuse Lawsuits
December 28, 2018 – A total of 19 lawsuits accusing the Boy Scouts of America and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) of harboring child molesters and systematically covering up decades of abuse have settled in civil court. The suits alleged that the Boy Scouts kept files on Scoutmasters accused of sexual misconduct, but failed to pass this vital information on to parents of children enrolled in the organization. The suits also contend that the scope of abuse was common knowledge within the Boy Scouts’ upper echelon, and that officials were aware of child molesters in their ranks, but kept that information a secret from law enforcement and families.
Boy Scouts Sex Abuse Cover-up
Moreover, an ongoing sexual abuse lawsuit in Oregon accuses the Boy Scouts of America of a cover-up. It alleges that the organization allowed troop leaders to continue to work with scouts after they knew they had abused scouts, even sometimes after they had been convicted of sexual abuse. According to the victims’ lawyers, the Boy Scouts of America moved the abusers from one troop to another where they then abused other boys.
For those considering bringing a claim against the Boy Scouts, there can be an added sense of guilt about bringing legal action against an organization that stresses “loyalty” as one of its core values. Be assured you are not alone in these feelings. These are issues we understand and are equipped to help you work through.
Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Update 9/26/12: This week, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced that it will review its secret files to ensure that all acts of sexual abuse and molestation committed within its ranks over the past 47 years have been reported to the proper authorities. The move marks the first time in the organization’s hundred year history that it has conducted a thorough analysis of its so-called ‘perversion files’, a blacklist used for keeping sexual predators out of the Boy Scouts. Click here to learn more.
Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against LDS, Boy Scouts
May 4, 2017 – Five men who were allegedly abused as children are suing the Boy Scouts of America (“BSA”) and Mormon Church because they say both groups fraudulently presented the Boy Scouts as a safe organization for boys to participate in. The complaint states that both organizations knew that there were child molesters in the Boy Scouts, but they covered up this information and failed to warn parents and children about the dangers.
Do I have a Boy Scouts Sex Abuse Lawsuit?
The Sexual Abuse Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Boy Scouts sexual abuse & molestation lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Free Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been abused or molested by a scout master or any other member of the Boy Scouts staff, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.