Two SLP Troops Named In 'Perversion Files': #4 Top Story Of The Year

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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.

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