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Geography Will Determine Justice for Boy Scout Victims

Posted by Sandra On October - 21 - 2012

Ron Morgan and Kerry Lewis grew up in adjoining states — one in Idaho, the other in Oregon. Both belonged to Boy Scout troops during the 1980s, and decades later, both alleged in lawsuits that the Scouts failed to protect them and other boys against known molesters, citing detailed evidence from the organization’s confidential files. In 2010, Lewis won a jury verdict of nearly $20 million against the Scouts, the largest such award in the organization’s history. Morgan’s case was never considered on its merits. The Idaho Supreme Court ruled in 2009 that, under state law, it was filed too late. “Our state … turned us away,” Morgan said. “His didn’t.”  READ MORE  HERE


PHOTO: In this file photo, Kerry Lewis, left, leans into his lawyer, Paul Mones, in a Portland, Ore., courtroom after a jury found the Boy Scouts of America negligent for repeated sexual abuse by an assistant Scoutmaster in the 1980s. Files released Thursday reveal that local Boy Scout leaders and town officials helped hush up numerous child sex abuse allegations.

AP Photo/The Oregonian, Jamie Francis

By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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