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Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse

If you were abused by a Scoutmaster or Scout leader, we want to help you. Jeff Anderson & Associates has experienced Boy Scout lawyers who have worked with survivors of abuse by Scoutmasters, scout leaders, and other volunteers of the Boy Scouts of America. If you decide to take action your privacy will be respected and your identity can remain confidential throughout the entire process. We are here to help you find justice and healing.

Boy Scouts Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

On February 17, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America announced its filing Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. On May 26, 2020 the bankruptcy court set a claims bar date marking the deadline by which all survivors of child sexual abuse by a BSA volunteer or employee must formally file a claim with the court: November 16, 2020. 

ALL CLAIMS MUST BE FILED BY NOVEMBER 16, 2020.

After this date, a survivor could be denied any sort of recovery from the Boy Scouts of America. This complicated and highly nuanced legal tactic is often confusing to people who are not familiar with this type of bankruptcy, and it can prevent survivors of child sexual abuse from pursuing legal action. Please visit our Boy Scouts Bankruptcy FAQ page for more information.

Boy Scouts “Perversion” Files

From the 1920s to present day, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has maintained an internal filing system of scout leaders accused of misconduct, including sexual abuse. The “Ineligible Volunteer Files” (IV Files) constitute five categories, including sexual misconduct, a.k.a., Perversion Files. These Perversion Files illustrate the knowledge that the BSA has about the history and context of sexual abuse of children within scouting. Significantly, Courts have ordered the release of these files as part of numerous court cases throughout the country. In fall 2012, the Perversion Files from the years 1965 to 1985 were made public.

As experienced Boy Scout sexual abuse lawyers, we are dedicated to exposing more predators within the Boy Scouts of America throughout the nation and bringing justice to those seeking healing and hope in their path toward recovery. In January 2013, in the case of John Doe 180 v. The National Boy Scouts of America Foundation et al., a Ramsey County District Court Judge ordered the release of the Boy Scouts of America’s confidential Perversion Files from 1999-2008. That production amounted to the release of 1539 IV Files.

Clickable image link to the Boy Scouts IV File Database

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It’s time for justice. It’s time to bring the truth out into the light. It’s time for accountability and healing. Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of sexual abuse by a Scout leader, Scoutmaster, or other adult volunteer of the Boy Scouts to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim against the Boy Scouts of America. Our law firm of legal professionals and advocates has more than three decades of experience working with survivors of child sexual abuse and litigating cases against perpetrators and the institutions that protected them throughout the United States. Contact us today. Your information will remain completely confidential.

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Scoutmasters and Scout Leaders Accused of Sexual Abuse

This list of names are names of individuals associated with the Boy Scouts of America who have been accused of sexual misconduct. While lawsuits were filed involving some of these alleged perpetrators, the vast majority of the claims against these individuals 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, https://spreadsheets.latimes.com/boyscouts-cases/, the Boy Scouts of America’s public statements, and other sources that have attempted to chronicle this information for public use.

New Jersey Accused

New York Accused