Boy Scout "Perversion Files" Name 160 Florida Men, Nearly A Dozen From Miami
via Wikimedia Commons
For two decades, Boy Scouts of America leaders kept exhaustive, secret lists of men banned from volunteering, mostly because they'd been caught molesting boys. Many of the thousands of men in the so-called "Perversion Files" were never charged with a crime, as the Scouts fought to keep the records private and never reported many of the crimes.
The files, which the Scouts kept between 1965 and 1985, included 14,500 pages of records on adults accused of improper sexual behavior. For decades, the Scouts zealously guarded the information, but a judge in Oregon ordered the whole shebang released this week.
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