View Full Version : Why am I not surprised?

03-20-2010, 02:41 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">PORTLAND, Ore. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>The Boy Scouts of America has long kept an extensive archive of secret documents that chronicle the sexual abuse of young boys by Scout leaders over the years.</span>

The "perversion files," a nickname the Boy Scouts are said to have used for the documents, have rarely been seen by the public, but that could all change in the coming weeks in an Oregon courtroom.

The lawyer for a man who was molested in the 1980s by a Scout leader has obtained about 1,000 Boy Scouts sex files and is expected to release some of them at a trial that began Wednesday. The lawyer says <u>the files show how the Boy Scouts have covered up abuse for decades.</u>

The Portland case centers on whether the Boy Scouts of America did enough to protect boys from Dykes.

The Mormon bishop who also served as head of the Scout troop, Gordon McEwen, confronted Dykes after receiving a report of abuse by the mother of one boy in the troop in January 1983.

In a video deposition played Friday for the jury, <u>the bishop said <span style='font-size: 17pt'>Dykes admitted abusing 17 boys and provided a written list of names.</span>

But a retired police officer who investigated the abuse report testified Friday that McEwen never told police about the list.</u>

Charles Shipley, who was a Multnomah County sheriff's detective at the time, said he interviewed a pair of victims before calling Dykes in for questioning.

Shipley said Dykes admitted molesting the two boys and was arrested. Shipley was concerned there were additional victims and asked McEwen to talk to other parents of the 30 Scouts in the troop.

Two other potential victims were identified but Shipley said their parents did not want their sons involved with the investigation.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>In his deposition, McEwen admitted he never turned over the written list </span>and had only vague recollections of his conversations with police.

McEwen said he personally contacted the parents of all 17 boys on the list <u>before calling a state meeting of the church to "disallow" Dykes, <span style='font-size: 17pt'>or limit his church involvement</span>, and counsel him to "repent of his errors."</u>

<span style='font-size: 20pt'>Dykes pleaded guilty to attempted sexual abuse, received probation and was ordered to stay away from children.</span>

Clark told the jury Dykes continued with his scouting activities until he was arrested again in July 1984 during a routine traffic stop while he was <span style='font-size: 23pt'>driving a van full of Scouts on a camping trip.</span> </div></div>

Read and weep (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/19/boy-scout-sex-abuse-files_n_506587.html)


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03-20-2010, 04:05 AM
Isn't this amazing.

The BSA fought the moonbat crazy left for years trying to keep gay scoutmasters out.

They were forced to allow them in.

And now we are shocked that this happens?

Once again ... the left blames the victims.


03-20-2010, 06:53 AM
There will be calls for the disbanding of the Scouts after this.
Rather than kill the perverts they will march against the BSA.
Better investigate the GSA as well. There are lot of woman out there with battery operated tools.

03-20-2010, 09:16 AM
From what I hear, a B.O.B is de rigeur.