Sexual abuse scandal rocks the Boy Scouts of America as it is revealed ‘more than 12,000 members were victims of perpetrators

More than 12,000 members of the Boy Scouts of America have been victims of sexual abuse since 1944, a number higher than previously known, a New York lawyer said Tuesday.

Jeff Anderson, who represents victims of sexual abuse, also said that files maintained by the Boy Scouts list more than 7,800 alleged perpetrators of sexual abuse — a figure that was also higher than what has been previously reported.

The existence of the Boy Scout files — known as the ‘perversion files,’ listing scoutmasters or troop leaders accused of sexual abuse — has been known since a 2012 court case in the state of Oregon.

Well that’s a change from the Catholic church at any rate.

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