New Sex Abuse Allegations Surface Against Boy Scouts Of America
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Stunning new allegations of child sex abuse have surfaced against the Boy Scouts of America.
Attorneys for alleged victims say there is a pattern of abuse involving 7,000 Boy Scout leaders nationwide dating back to the 1940s. The leaders were named in the Boy Scouts of America “Perversion Files,” lawyers said. They call it a system of denial and cover ups.
The Boy Scouts of America issued a statement saying that they “care deeply about all victims of child sex abuse and sincerely apologize to anyone who was harmed during their time scouting.”
The organization says they are “outraged” that abusers have taken advantage of scouting programs to abuse children.
Lawyers planning to file multiple lawsuits on behalf of the alleged victims will hold separate news conferences in Newark and Manhattan on Tuesday.
They plan to release the names of 50 leaders in New Jersey and 130 in New York who allegedly abused children.
WCBS 880 will be covering the press conference. Listen live for updates.