Clergy and Boy Scouts Abuse Reports
The names and information contained in the reports include the names of individuals who were assigned within or working in Catholic dioceses or as volunteers within the Boy Scouts of America throughout the United States who have been accused of sexual misconduct. While lawsuits were filed involving many of these alleged perpetrators, the vast majority of the claims against these individuals have been settled or have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court. Accordingly, the allegations should be considered just allegations and should not be considered proved or substantiated in a court of law.
All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty. In some situations, the statute of limitations has expired preventing cases from being heard in a court of law. The information contained herein is an attempt to compile information already available to the public including information obtained from the media, www.bishopaccountability.org, public statements, lists and reports that were released to the public by various Dioceses, Archdioceses and religious orders, the Boy Scouts of America, and other sources that have attempted to chronicle this information for public use.