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“Boy Scouts Release “”Perversion Files”””

October 23, 2012  ·  By HM&M


Last week, Boy Scouts of America released a portion of what are known as the “perversion files” by order of an Oregon court. The perversion files were created for adult volunteers accused of sexually abusing minors in Boy Scouts. These files clearly show that Boy Scouts of America has been covering up child sex abuse and shielding pedophiles from criminal prosecution for decades.

In many cases, when Boy Scouts officials were the first to be notified of the child sex abuse, they would allow the abuser to quietly resign and would not contact the police. Even worse, many pedophile volunteers were eventually allowed to rejoin the Boy Scouts. This approach to the rampant child sex abuse within the Boy Scouts facilitated the sexual abuse of countless young children.

As a Chicago trial lawyer with extensive experience handling child sex abuse cases, I am not the slightest bit surprised that the Boy Scouts of America covered up child sex abuse and protected pedophile volunteers for decades. Inexplicably, the most common response to child sex abuse by officials of organizations, whether it be a church, the Boy Scouts, or a university, is to avoid bringing the abusers to justice to protect the organization, while more and more innocent children are victimized.

October 23, 2012

Bicyclist Killed in Tragic Accident

A bicyclist was struck and killed by a semi truck today on the Near North Side of Chicago. According to police, the bicyclist was traveling in the southbound lane when he swerved suddenly to avoid an open car door and fell underneath the front wheels of the truck's trailer. This tragic accident highlights the importance... Read More

October 23, 2012

Chris Hurley and Mark McKenna Publish Article on Clergy Sex Abuse in the Illinois Bar Journal

Mark McKenna and I have recently written an article titled Child Sexual Abuse by Clergy: Statute of Limitations and Repose Challenges, just published in the November 2012 issue of the Illinois Bar Journal. The article discusses a recent Illinois Appellate Court decision in a clergy sex abuse case and its implications for attorneys of child... Read More

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