About the Boy Scout Perversion Files Data Base
The information contained in the ineligible volunteer (“IV”) files is being made public pursuant to a court order from The Honorable John Wittmayer, Multnomah County Circuit Judge for the State of Oregon, in the case of Lewis vs. Boy Scouts of America, Case No. 0710-11294. The Oregon Supreme Court upheld the ruling on June 14th, 2012.
By the terms of Judge Wittmayer’s order, the names and contact information of persons identified as victims of sexual abuse and those that reported the abuse were redacted. If the person identified as an abuse reporter was a professional Scouter, i.e., an individual employed by the Boy Scouts of America or an affiliate, then the name was not redacted.
The information in the Perversion Files concern allegations of child sexual abuse. In a number of the cases, the allegations were later substantiated by court proceedings. However, in a great many cases no such substantiation ever occurred.
Consequently, the law firm of Paul Mones, Attorney and any agent or representative thereof, make no representations or suggestions that any of the allegations in these files are in every case true. In fact, the law firm of Paul Mones, Attorney is in no position to verify or attest to the truth or falsity of these allegations as they were solely compiled by the Boy Scouts of America during its normal course of business between around 1965 and 1985.
The incidents reported in these documents attest to notice of potential child abuse given to the Boy Scouts of America and its affiliates and their response to that notice.
If you see your scout leader on the list below and have questions or have information about abuse in your troop, please contact the law firm of Paul Mones, Attorney.
To read about the 2010 trial of Kerry Lewis v. BSA et al. which resulted in a $19.9 million dollar verdict, click here.