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Former Boy Scout leader accused of sexually molesting boys

The Boy Scouts of America has been accused again of allowing a known pedophile to be a troop leader. The new lawsuit was filed in Portland on behalf of a man now in his 30s who claims he was sexually abused by his troop leader over the course of eight years in the 1980s. The lawsuit also claims that the troop leader sexually molested the boy's brother. The lawsuit claims that not enough was done by sponsors or leaders of the Boy Scouts to prevent the child sexual abuse.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the lawsuit claims that leaders of the Mormon Church who sponsored troops were told in 1967 while the troop leader was still living in California that the troop leader had acted inappropriately toward troops and had sexually molested children.

The lawsuit says that, after the troop leader moved to Portland, reports accusing the troop leader of child sexual abuse continued. The lawsuit claims that the man told a Mormon bishop in 1975 that he was a pedophile. Overall, the lawsuit claims that there were 14 reports made to church or troop leaders alleging that the troop leader had behaved inappropriately with troops or had sexually abused children before the plaintiff joined the Boy Scouts in 1981.

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Scout leader accused of abusing boy (San Franciso Chronicle)

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