Sexual Abuse In Boy Scouts Of America
With nearly three million scouts and close to a million adult volunteers, the Boy Scouts of America are one of the largest youth organizations in the country. And while many boys have had positive experiences in scouting, others unfortunately cannot say the same.
The Boy Scouts of America have a longstanding problem with Scout leaders sexually abusing children. Decades ago, the organization knew that this sexual abuse was occurring and did little to prevent it. In fact, the organization actively took steps to conceal and cover up the problems. The organization also knew that this abuse included scout leaders producing and possessing child pornography. In fact, the official responsible for the Boy Scouts Youth Protection Program was convicted in 2004 for receiving and distributing child pornography.
Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima have pursued claims across the State of Ohio on behalf of scouts who were sexually abused by their troop leaders. Working with leading attorneys across the United States, our attorneys work hard to ensure that the Boy Scouts of America are held accountable for the injuries it caused, because the safety of young innocent boys must remain a priority.
If you or a loved one suffered abuse while participating in the Boy Scouts of America programs, call Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima today for a confidential and free consultation.