The Boy Scouts of America failed to protect hundreds of its former youth members from sexual abuse by volunteers, troop leaders, scoutmasters and others holding positions within the organization.
Almost 800 former Boy Scouts across the country came forward and claimed that the organization did not protect them from sexual abuse, according to a team of lawyers representing the victims. They filed the case against the organization on Monday.
In the lawsuit, the Abused in Scouting (AIS) lawyers representing the victims claimed that Boy Scouts of America continues to cover-up the “pedophilia epidemic within their organization.”
According to them, they identified 350 new abusers (volunteers and scoutmaster) who were unknown to law enforcement or not included in the Boy Scouts of America’s internal database also known as the “perversion files,” which were published in 2012.
The newly-discovered abusers include a child psychologist, a mayor, doctors, members of the military, police officers and teachers, according to the AIS lawyers.
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During a press conference, AIS attorney Tim Kosnoff, said, “You can’t look at these files and not come to the conclusion that this was a massive problem that was hidden.”