Even One Unreported Child Molestation Case is Too Many
Thousands of pages of once-private records detailing sex-abuse allegations within the Boy Scouts of America from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s were made public per court order on Thursday. Included were reports of alleged child molestations by more than 1,200 scoutmasters and other adult volunteers nationwide.
The database includes information on about 5,000 people, mostly men, who were kicked out of the Boy Scouts because of suspected sexual abuse from the late 1940s through the mid-2000s. More than 50 of the cases were in the Washington suburbs.