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LA Times – Boy Scouts helped alleged molesters cover tracks, files show

September 16, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Over two decades, the Boy Scouts of America failed to report hundreds of alleged child molesters to police and often hid the allegations from parents and the public.

A Los Angeles Times review of 1,600 confidential files dating from 1970 to 1991 has found that Scouting officials frequently urged admitted offenders to quietly resign — and helped many cover their tracks.

Volunteers and employees suspected of abuse were allowed to leave citing bogus reasons such as business demands, “chronic brain dysfunction” and duties at a Shakespeare festival.

via LA Times – Boy Scouts helped alleged molesters cover tracks, files show.

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