Attorney Releases Names of 180 Local Boy Scout Leaders Accused Of Child Sex Abuse

The names of 180 local Boy Scout leaders accused of sexually abusing minors were revealed Tuesday.

Two law firms released the names of 130 scout leaders from New York and 50 from New Jersey.

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The leaders have allegedly been accused of sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts of America’s so-called “perversion files.”

“They may have removed them from scouting, they may have kept them in their perversion files, but they never alerted the community that this teacher, this coach, this scout leader who’s also a priest or an electrician is known to them to be a child molester,” attorney Jeff Anderson said.

The firms called on the organization to reveal the identities of all local scout leaders accused of misconduct with minors.

SOURCE:  Syndicated Local – CBS New York