In October, the Oregon Supreme Court released files that were evidence in a 2010 lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America. A jury awarded $20 million to a man molested by an assistant scoutmaster in the 1980s.
Included in those documents—referred to as the Boy Scouts' "Perversion Files"—was a St. Louis Park incident. A man in 1970 resigned as a Scout Leader from Troop 307 after he admitted in writing to encouraging several Boy Scouts to masturbate in front of him.
A second SLP case was listed in a public database released by the Los Angeles Times. A person associated with St. Louis Park Troop 379 was later "expelled from the Boy Scouts of America between 1947 and January 2005 on suspicion of sexual abuse."
The newspaper reports the case was filed in 1984, but offered no additional information about the case.
For more crime stories from the past year, see the Police & Fire section of St. Louis Park Patch.