More than 20,000 documents from Boy Scouts' "perversion files" released
POSTED: Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 1:15pm
UPDATED: Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 1:23pm
U.S. — Attorneys suing the Boy Scouts of America is asking Congress to audit the group's current child abuse policy to "see if they are doing what they say they are doing and if they are effective," said attorney Kelly Clark.
They have asked the group to voluntarily release its so-called "perversion files" from 1985 to 2011.
The attorneys released Thursday more than 20,000 documents from the Scouts' "perversion files" about volunteer leaders allegedly sexually abusing boys.
The released files are older, dating from 1965 to 1985, and document allegations of scoutmasters sexually abusing boys.
A Texas judge on October 4 ordered the release of the post-1985 files but the attorneys expect the Scouts to appeal that order, the attorneys said.
The Boy Scouts were created through a congressional charter in 1910.