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    Boy Scouts' 'perversion files' show how scoutmasters accused of molestation

    headline too long, got snipped

    Boy Scouts' 'perversion files' show how scoutmasters accused of molestation were shielded

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Again and again, decade after decade, an array of authorities — police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and local Boy Scout leaders among them — quietly shielded scoutmasters and others accused of molesting children, a newly opened trove of confidential papers shows.

    At the time, those authorities justified their actions as necessary to protect the good name and good works of Scouting, a pillar of 20th-Century America. But as detailed in 14,500 pages of secret "perversion files" released Thursday by order of the Oregon Supreme Court, their maneuvers allowed sexual predators to go free while victims suffered in silence.
    There is a related thread in the Sex and Sexuality forum but this is a news story from today. The story which started the other thread was based on an article about the papers detailing sex crimes committed by Boy Scout leaders and the resulting coverups over the years - now the documents have been released.


    way down in the article is the following paragraph
    The rate of abuse among Scouts is the not the focus of their critics — it is, rather, their response to allegations of abuse. In the case of the files from 1965 to 1985, most salient is the complicity of local officials in concealing the abuse by Scouts leaders. ... such complicity "was simply quite a natural desire to want to be somewhat protective over" the BSA.
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    Re: Boy Scouts' 'perversion files' show how scoutmasters accused of molestation

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    headline too long, got snipped

    There is a related thread in the Sex and Sexuality forum but this is a news story from today. The story which started the other thread was based on an article about the papers detailing sex crimes committed by Boy Scout leaders and the resulting coverups over the years - now the documents have been released.


    way down in the article is the following paragraph
    Some day we will hold these people who cover up this abuse criminally liable for their behavior. Until that's done on a wide and public scale, these scumbags will continue to exploit our children and create new generations of abusers to keep on rollin'.
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    Re: Boy Scouts' 'perversion files' show how scoutmasters accused of molestation

    Catholic Church take two.

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    Re: Boy Scouts' 'perversion files' show how scoutmasters accused of molestation

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/sex-an...predators.html


    I hadn't noticed the news until I heard something on the radio today. Awful. I guess no more SouthPark jokes, it's not a rumor/speculation now.

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    Re: Boy Scouts' 'perversion files' show how scoutmasters accused of molestation

    It should be noted that the scouts are a religious organization. Coincidence? You decide. Me? I see a pattern.


    I am an eagle scout. A member of the OA, skyuka lodge. I worked at a scout camp for two years, as well. I never once saw any sexual abuse, nor heard about any. This was in SC. I dont think there were/are that many cases...that they were covered up is the major story here. I also wonder if this sort of thing is becoming more prevalent since the Mormons took over...
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    Re: Boy Scouts' 'perversion files' show how scoutmasters accused of molestation

    the irony of this.. an organization that openly decries LBGT lifesyle, has a problem with perverts in the ranks..
    hmm.. its like ive heard that story time and again..

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    Re: Boy Scouts' 'perversion files' show how scoutmasters accused of molestation

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    headline too long, got snipped



    There is a related thread in the Sex and Sexuality forum but this is a news story from today. The story which started the other thread was based on an article about the papers detailing sex crimes committed by Boy Scout leaders and the resulting coverups over the years - now the documents have been released.


    way down in the article is the following paragraph
    Are we going to prosecute the government officials who knew and helped cover up these crimes?
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    Re: Boy Scouts' 'perversion files' show how scoutmasters accused of molestation

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Are we going to prosecute the government officials who knew and helped cover up these crimes?

    a veiled attempt to defend the BSA?

    Why not give us more details about these "government officials" that you speak of.

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    Re: Boy Scouts' 'perversion files' show how scoutmasters accused of molestation

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    a veiled attempt to defend the BSA?

    Why not give us more details about these "government officials" that you speak of.
    The files detailed that cops, prosecutors, mayors, etc help hide these things.
    And no it's not a defense of BSA, they to should be charged with crimes, for any attempt to cover it up.

    Quote Originally Posted by BBC
    The Associated Press reports that the dossier shows how scout leaders, police, prosecutors and mayors hushed up numerous allegations of abuse.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19994508
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    Re: Boy Scouts' 'perversion files' show how scoutmasters accused of molestation

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Catholic Church take two.
    I guess that makes Penn State Catholic Church take three?
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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