The Boys Scouts of America held secret files on 7,819 suspected pedophiles but refused to sound the alarm about these dangerous men or share the information with the public.
A lawyer for abused former scouts has discovered confidential “perversion files” held by the Boy Scouts of America contain the names of thousands of suspected pedophiles, rapists and pederasts.
Jeff Anderson, a lawyer for ex-scourts who have been abused, believes that if the Boy Scouts organization released the names instead of protecting them, many of those 12.254 victims would not have been abused.
Jeff Anderson has vowed to release 180 of those names, including 130 men from New York and 50 from New Jersey.
The Boy Scouts had been compiling these files since the 1940’s, never sharing the names with authorities or the public, he said, denouncing the organization for what he called a “system of denial and cover-ups.”
Those ‘perversion files’ that they have had reflect that they have removed thousands of offenders of childhood sexual abuse over the years and they have kept that in other protected files secretly.
Even now, the sheer quantity of victims and alleged offenders has only become public with the testimony of a child abuse expert hired by the Boy Scouts.
The BSA was ordered to release over 20,000 pages of records in 2012, but those files only covered the years 1965 to 1985.
News Punch / ABC Flash Point Child Sex Abuse News 2019.