Boy Scout ‘Perversion Files’ Reveal 7,819 Suspects
The allegations facing the Boy Scouts of America continue to mount as lawyers are calling on the organization to release the names of offenders they have recorded in their “perversion files.”
Victim’s rights attorney Jeff Anderson had originally compiled a list of former Boy Scout leaders that had been accused of abuse, but Anderson states that the list is “incomplete.”
“For many, many years there’s been an excavation of what are called the ‘perversion files’ — those are files held and hoarded at the Boy Scouts of America headquarters,” Anderson announced at a New York press conference. He adding that “those ‘perversion files’ that they’ve had reflect that they have removed thousands of offenders of childhood sexual abuse over the years and they’ve kept that in files secretly.”
Shockingly the revelation of the files isn’t new, they have been reported on numerous times in the past and an Oregon judge even ordered their release in 2012 after it was discovered that the files were shared with a jury during a civil suit.
But Anderson asserts that there is new information in the files. He referenced testimony given by a BSA professional called to audit the files that there were 12,254 victims revealed and 7,819 suspected perpetrators.
“That is a number not known before today or ever revealed by the Boy Scouts of America,” Anderson claimed.
“The bad news is that this is far from a full disclosure,” he added. “We had to sound the alarm.”