New abuse case takes on Boy Scouts of America

The World

The Catholic Church has been at the center of a sexual abuse scandal for weeks, but now a lawsuit in Oregon is turning the spotlight on Boy Scouts of America.

The youth organization is being sued by a 37-year-old man who says he was molested several times by his scoutmaster back in the 1980s. This is not the first lawsuit against Boy Scouts of America, but this case brings new evidence that the scouting organization knew about hundreds of molesters within its ranks and failed to take action.

Patrick Boyle is the author of “Scout’s Honor: Sexual Abuse in America’s Most Trusted Institution.” Matthew Stewart is a victim of abuse.

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