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Five Men File Sex Abuse Lawsuit against Boy Scouts, Mormon Church

posted on May 2, 2017

For The Salt Lake Tribune, Rebecca Boone reports, “Five men who say they were sexually abused as kids while in the Boy Scouts of America are suing the organization and the Mormon church because they say both groups fraudulently presented the Boy Scouts as a safe, wholesome activity for boys.” The lawsuit alleges that while on a Boy Scouts camping event, which was supported by the Mormon church, one of the plaintiffs was abused by a scoutmaster who was already accused of inappropriate behavior. LDS Church spokesman Eric Hawkins said, “We have only recently learned about this legal action, and will take time to understand it fully and to respond as appropriate.”

Read at The Salt Lake Tribune