Victims of sexual abuse have rights. If you were a victim of sexual abuse involving the Boy Scouts, call our law firm now at (630) 560-1124. Your confidentiality will be a priority and we will work hard to get you the justice you deserve. There is a deadline of November 16, 2020 to file your claim.
BOY SCOUTS BANKRUPTCY
The Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection on February 17, 2020 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The case is known as In re Boy Scouts of America and Delaware BSA, LLC, No. 20-10343 (Bankr. D. Del.).
BOY SCOUTS CLAIM DEADLINE
The Boy Scouts bankruptcy court is allowing victims of Boy Scouts sexual abuse to file a claim with the court. The court set a claims bar date, which means that all survivors of child sexual abuse by a Boy Scouts representative must formally file a claim with the court by November 16, 2020. Failure to file a claim by this deadline could forever bar you from obtaining justice.
BOY SCOUTS “PERVERSION FILES”
The Boy Scouts of America have known for decades that the Boy Scouts have a problem with child predators. Child abusers join the Boy Scouts to gain access to children to sexually abuse. Boy Scout leaders failed to report abuse to authorities and covered up allegations to protect the organization’s reputation. Shockingly, for many years, the Boy Scouts knew about this problem and hid it from the public.
In 1911, the Boy Scouts began to keep secret, internal files on Boy Scout leaders and volunteers alleged to have abused children. These files are known as the “Ineligible Volunteer Files” or “Perversion Files.” A judge ordered the Boy Scouts to release the files to the public, which document how child predators infiltrate youth-serving organizations.
The link below allows you to search a database of roughly 5,000 men and women expelled from the Boy Scouts between 1947 and 2005 on suspicion of sexual abuse and view many of their “Perversion Files.” http://spreadsheets.latimes.com/boyscouts-cases/.
The names and information contained in the above list includes the names of people who have worked for the Boy Scouts of America throughout the U.S. and have been accused of sexual misconduct. All individuals are innocent until proven guilty and the information in the above list is only an attempt to compile information already available to the public.
ATTORNEY FOR VICTIMS OF BOY SCOUTS SEXUAL ABUSE
For a FREE consultation to speak with one of our legal team members about your sexual abuse claim, call us at (630) 560-1124. We can help you navigate the challenging aspects of the bankruptcy court procedures to file a claim.
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