As reported by ABC News, an expert “who has been working with the Boy Scouts revealed that there may have been as many as 7,819 allegedly sexually abusive troop leaders and volunteers in the storied organization, according to newly released court documents. More than 7,800 individuals allegedly abused 12,254 victims, according to the court testimony.” This “new testimony was entered into the court record as part of a January  trial about child sex abuse at a Minnesota children’s theater company.” One of the experts testified “that she has been ‘on private contract’ with the Boy Scouts of America for the past five years, evaluating its handling of sexual abuse within the organization from 1944 through 2016. . . . and her team worked with the group’s ineligible volunteer files, which have sometimes been referred to as perversion files.”
Sauder Schelkopf has a nationally recognized litigation practice. Our former prosecutors have extensive experience representing victims of all ages. Sauder Schelkopf, and co-counsel, recently reached a $215 million settlement on behalf of female patients of Dr. George Tyndall, a gynecologist at the University of Southern California accused of sexual misconduct since the 1990s. We currently represent survivors of clergy sexual abuse in dioceses throughout the country. We have a class action lawsuit pending on behalf of males who were victims of sexual misconduct by Dr. Richard Strauss, the Ohio State team doctor, while they were students and student-athletes at Ohio State University.
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