Court Documents Show that 7,819 Boy Scouts Troop Leaders Abused 12,254 Victims

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More than 7,800 individuals allegedly abused 12,254 victims, according to court testimony.  Sexual abuse settlements that have already been agreed to have pushed the organization to the brink of bankruptcy. New York state has passed a law changing the statute of limitations so that victims of long-ago sexual abuse can sue for damages. Similar bills are pending in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California.

This is a very difficult article for me to write.  As a young child I was a member of the Cub Scouts, and I still have very fond memories from those days.  Throughout my life I always had a tremendous amount of respect for the Boy Scouts, and so it greatly saddened me to learn about the abuse that has been running rampant in that organization.  Of course this is just a very small part of a much larger trend that is plaguing our society, but if this kind of abuse is pervasive even among the Boy Scouts, what organization is truly safe for America’s kids?  Have we gotten to the point as a society where our children are literally not safe anywhere?

According to ABC News, court documents that were just released indicate that 12,254 victims were abused by 7,819 Boy Scout troop leaders over the years…

An expert who has been working with the Boy Scouts revealed that there may have been as many as 7,819 allegedly sexually abusive troop leaders and volunteers in the storied organization, according to newly released court documents.

More than 7,800 individuals allegedly abused 12,254 victims, according to the court testimony.

This is what can happen when a society has absolutely no moral foundation whatsoever.  These days, many Americans seem to believe that our country will be turned in the right direction if we can just get the correct political leaders into place, but that is not true at all.

No political solution is going to fix this kind of evil.  Our core problems are moral and spiritual in nature, and most people don’t seem to understand that.

A lawyer named Jeff Anderson is searching for even more Boy Scout victims, and he says that his firm has already identified 130 perpetrators in New York and 50 in New Jersey

Attorney Jeff Anderson said Tuesday that he’s identified 130 perpetrators of child sex abuse in the Boy Scouts of America in New York. Anderson and Greg Gianforcaro’s law firm also announced they’ve identified 50 other Boy Scout leaders in New Jersey who have been accused of sexual misconduct with minors.

The names stem from the Boy Scouts’ so-called “Perversion Files.” During a morning press conference, Anderson said, “This is far from complete. The work has just begun.”

In the end, this scandal could end up destroying the Boy Scouts, and that is truly sad because they were a pillar of American society during the post-World War II era.

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