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Coronado Case from 1969 Cited in Boy Scouts ‘Perversion Files’

As part of the settlement in a multi-million-dollar sex abuse case, files containing information on thousands of possible crimes were released Thursday.

Cases of possible sexual abuse by Boy Scout troop leaders and volunteers may be part of the organization's "perversion files" released Thursday to the public.

Several San Diego County cases are among those cited, including one in Coronado, from 1969, involving Troop 801.

The case is listed only as No. 2081, with no other identifying details.

For decades, the Boy Scouts of America maintained the files as a way to keep volunteers suspected of inappopriate sexual behavior away from children. The cases were not shared with parents or police.

The files became public Thursday as part of an $18.5 million settlement between the Boy Scouts and a victim.

The Los Angeles Times has created a list of the cases by year, city, state and troop number. The newspaper's list includes the time period covered by Thursday's release (1965 to 1985), but also other accusations and documents gathered and released in various court cases.

For more, see the Washington Post, the Associated Press via the Seattle Times, and the blog of those who fought for the records' release.  

 

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