Sexual abuse is a life altering circumstance that effects the lives of the victims. As a child who is sexual abused, it can be a heavy burden to carry for the rest of their lives. According to RAINN, 44% of victims of sexual abuse are under the age of 18. And 2/3 of these assaults are committed by someone known to the victim, either a friend or acquaintance.
Children are never aware or prepared to deal with a sexual offender. And their innocence makes them more vulnerable for sexual abuse to occur. In the case of the Boy Scouts of America, the organization allowed innocent children to be preyed upon by pedophiles. The children were taken advantage of by the leaders they trusted to teach them to be honorable scouts.
By order of the court, the Boy Scouts of America were forced to release what is called the “perversion files.” These files, gathered by the Boy Scouts of America, are used to track adult volunteers who are accused of sexual abuse of minors. Files have disclosed the concealment of offenses committed by predatory pedophiles, by the Boy Scouts organization in Illinois and in other states. Former Boy Scout executives, in addition to volunteers, have been incarcerated for sexual abuse crimes of children. The Boy Scouts of America has also been charged with a lawsuit for failing to prohibit pedophiles from entering the organization and allowing harm to minors.
If a Boy Scout leader has sexually assaulted your child or you were a victim of this type of abuse in the past, contact The Reinken Law Firm. We provide compassionate and experienced representation for the victims of child sexual abuse. You can call us at (203) 541-0090 for a confidential no charge consultation.