Boy Scouts Refer 120 Sex Abuse Claims To Police
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA SAYS IT HAS REFERRED ABOUT 120 ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE BY SCOUT LEADERS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
(CNN) – The Boy Scouts of America says it has referred about 120 allegations of abuse by scout leaders to law enforcement for further investigation.
The youth organization said in a statement Tuesday that it believes victims and that it is working to identify more possible perpetrators.
The statement came a day after a lawsuit was filed accusing a Pennsylvania scout leader of sexually abusing a scout during overnight camping trips and day excursions in the 70’s.
The suit also claims the scout leader plied his victim with drugs and alcohol.
The allegations were made by a now 57-year-old man identified only as SD.
The accuser is being represented by abused in scouting, a group of three law firms that came together to shed light on abuse within the boy scouts.
The group says it has been contacted by approximately 800 men over the last six months with credible allegations of abuse by scout leaders.