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Anyone abused in the Boy Scouts of America could soon be allowed to seek financial damages.  That's if Gov. Ivey signs a new bill into law.

Officers in Newark, Delaware arrested a former Boy Scouts leader who was connected with sexual abuse within the organization across the country. Gary Matta, 66, was arrested in his home last Thursday, according to officials. Matta was charged with serial sexual abuse.

Houston police say sex crime charges have been filed against a man who was a scout leader with the Boy Scouts of America in the Spring area. HPD says Ulf Gerrit Lueders, 41, is charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child and online solicitation of a minor. He has since been released on bond. According to HPD, Lueders was involved in the Boy Scouts of America's Sam Houston Area Council and was associated with Troop 111, Ship 846 and Crew 762, which are located in north Houston. “Investigators believe there may be additional victims and are...

The former youth protection director for the Boy Scouts of America said Tuesday the organization is not doing enough to protect children from sexual abuse and is still trying to maintain a veil of secrecy over decades of past abuse. In a speech at the National Press Club, Michael Johnson urged Congress to investigate the BSA’s efforts to cover-up decades of past abuse, as well as the dangers he said the organization still poses to children. “The Boy Scouts of America is not safe for kids. It is safer, but it is not safe for kids,” he said.

Walter Denton wanted to grow up to be just like Father Tony Apuron, until the night he says the parish priest raped him in a church rectory. The pastor sent the sobbing 13-year-old altar boy away with a warning: “If you say anything to anybody, no one will believe you.” Denton told his mother, but says she accused him of making it up. He told another priest, but that man did nothing and later turned out to be an abuser himself. And Denton watched helplessly as Pope John Paul II named his alleged rapist Archbishop of Agaña, the voice...

Jason J. Eaton, 48, was a full-time sales assistant for CUSO Financial Services in Williston, Vt., according to his LinkedIn account. He was terminated on Nov. 8 after working there for less than a year, said Elisabeth Rutledge, a company spokeswoman. From 2017 to 2022, he worked as a leader for a Cub Scout troop, according to his LinkedIn page. The Boy Scouts of America said Monday that Eaton had been an assistant scoutmaster in upstate New York and was last registered with the organization in 2021. Eaton is not currently a member of the organization and has...

The lawsuit alleges Mike Kessler, who is now deceased, ran a troop in Abilene, Texas and abused and molested the 13-year-old scout for several years. It also alleges Kessler attempted to have sex with the boy during a 1982 trip to Camp Dale Resler near Cloudcroft.

Several hundred former Boy Scouts are at risk of losing out on millions of dollars in sex abuse compensation due to paperwork errors made when voting on the organization’s $2.46 billion bankruptcy settlement.

Several scouts in his Savannah-area troop accused him of molesting them back in 1972. They said Dubois fondled them at his home and on camping trips. They also said he had oral sex with them. According to his file, just four months after Dubois was kicked out of one of the  Savannah-area troops, a man with the same name registered to join the Boy Scouts in Montgomery, AL. The national headquarters sent a detailed inquiry to the Montgomery branch, asking if this was same man who lived in Savanna four months earlier; the same man who worked as...

Lawmakers around the United States have tried to grant justice to victims of decades-old incidents of child sexual abuse by giving them extra time to file lawsuits. Now some of the defendants in these cases, including church and youth organizations, are finding a safe haven: America’s bankruptcy courts.