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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:49 PM

Boy Scouts: More Than 12,000 Members Were Victims Of Sexual Abuse (1944-2016)

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ABC News, April 24-- An expert who has been working with the Boy Scouts revealed that there may have been as many as 7,819 allegedly sexually abusive troop leaders and volunteers in the storied organization, according to newly released court documents. More than 7,800 individuals allegedly abused 12,254 victims, according to the court testimony.

These figures were released Tuesday by attorney Jeff Anderson, whose firm regularly represents victims of sexual abuse and has been involved in numerous clerical sexual abuse cases. The new testimony was entered into the court record as part of a January trial about child sex abuse at a Minnesota children's theater company. One of the expert witnesses who testified was Dr. Janet Warren, who is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia’s medical school.



Warren testified that she has been "on private contract" with the Boy Scouts of America for the past five years, evaluating its handling of sexual abuse within the organization from 1944 through 2016. Warren testified that she and her team worked with the group's ineligible volunteer files, which have sometimes been referred to as perversion files. In her January court appearance, Warren said that she and her team have coded through all of those files, determining that there were "7,819 perpetrators who they believe were involved in sexually abusing a child." "From reviewing all these files, we identified 12,254 victims," Warren said.

Anderson publicly released those numbers at a news conference Tuesday, saying 130 of those perpetrators are in New York and could face legal repercussions. Earlier this year state lawmakers passed the Child Victims Act, which allows claims of sexual abuse from any time period to be brought forth in spite of existing statutes of limitations for one-year period starting last August. “The disclosure made by Dr. Janet Warren really sounded the alarm to us,” Anderson said. -More...

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:41 PM

1. Jesus Christ already:determining that there were "7,819 perpetrators who they believe were involved

We are not keeping our children safe. I feel sick just reading those numbers.

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Response to BeckyDem (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:11 PM

2. Sickening, for years and decades, like the CC abuse in the same era.

Why does it take more than half a century for outing/investigation?

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:05 AM

3. A culture which never questions its leadership probably had something to do with it.

It would also explain the reason why people get lied into going to war.

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Response to Crowman2009 (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:12 AM

4. For sure

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