Names of alleged sex abusers are released

SEATTLE, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- An attorney who sued the Boy Scouts of America has released the names of men who were expelled from scouting for alleged sexual abuse between 1970 and 1991.

Plaintiff's attorney Timothy Kosnoff of Seattle said releasing his spreadsheets with nearly 1,900 names will allow the public to evaluate the information the Boys Scouts of America had, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.


Kosnoff, who sued the organization on behalf of more than 100 alleged victims, identified many men who have never been reported to police or faced criminal charges.

In addition to the names, he released brief summaries of 3,200 other cases of suspected sexual abuse dating to 1948 without identifying the alleged perpetrators.

"This is the biggest and maybe the only set of records we have on child abuse in American youth organizations," said author Patrick Boyle, a former reporter for the Washington Times who wrote the 1994 book, "Scouts Honor: Sexual Abuse in America's Most Trusted Institution."

Kosnoff's action comes days before some 1,200 redacted files are expected to be released by another set of attorneys in Portland as a result of an order by the Oregon Supreme Court.


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