Skip to comments.Boy Scouts, Mormon Church Settle Sex Abuse Lawsuit
Posted on 02/10/2013 10:44:37 AM PST by Colofornian
PORTLAND, Oregon The Boys Scouts of America and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a Portland man who said they didn't do enough to stop a Scout troop leader from sexually abusing children.
A document filed Nov. 15 in U.S. District Court in Boise said both sides agreed to an undisclosed monetary settlement.
The lawsuit alleges the leader of a Boy Scout troop in Nampa in southwestern Idaho sexually abused the plaintiff over three years in both Idaho and Oregon starting in 1967, and that the abuse left him with debilitating physical, emotional and mental injuries.
The lawsuit was initially filed in February 2008 in Malheur County Circuit Court in Vale, Ore., by a then 53-year-old man who sought $5 million in damages and contended the Scouts and church didn't do enough to stop the troop leader from sexually abusing children...
The suit said the troop was jointly operated by the Boy Scouts and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Nampa ward of the church "called" the troop leader to educate and minister to LDS families and their kids, the lawsuit said.
A federal judge in August 2010 ruled the lawsuit must focus on alleged sexual abuse suffered in Oregon because it was too late to sue over similar claims in Idaho. The judge found Idaho's statute of limitations prevented the plaintiff from suing in that state. The judge also found that Idaho's two-year statute of limitations prohibited the plaintiff from suing over the immediate damages he suffered from the alleged sexual abuse in Idaho, since he claimed the abuse happened between 1967 and 1970.
(Excerpt) Read more at oregonherald.com ...
Scouts are at risk now...that will increase if the homosexual activists have their way...
“If you think healthcare’s expensive now, just wait until it’s free.”
If you think sex abuse is bad now, wait until the BSA “normalizes” faggotism/pedophilia.
How can anyone defend himself against claims of offenses that happened about 40 years ago?
Maybe BSA and others should file a counter suit against cities and Gay Les organizations to say that THEIR actions allowed members of their/this “class” to be involved and they should pay for being a party to these gross actions.
(a) I didn't know that Boy Scouts of America "called" people to certain positions...whereas the Lds church did in this circumstance;
(b) Unlike other churches, the Mormon church claims to have THE ONE PROPHET-OFFICIAL REP of God leading its church...a church that claims such a "prophet" would ne'er lead it astray...;
Just trying to do you a favor, lighten up. You wouldn’t want to be accused of pulling an NBC and deliberately highlighting or hiding parts of stories to fit the storyline you want. Kind of like them editing Zimmerman’s 911 call.
(If you knew a pedophile was a fellow Boy Scout leader on an outing, not sure you would make for the best advocate for the kids on such a weekend...I think you'd be heavily focused on the extra loop either missing or sloppily tied in a knot-tying exercise)
If a pedophile was a Boy Scout leader, the operative fact would be whether he is a Mormon. Clearly.
‘hiding’ was in reference to your deliberately cutting out parts of the other article you just posted prior to this that didn’t fit the narrative you wanted to paint.
In the other article you reference, DesNews requires excerpting....If DesNews didn’t have that requirement, there would have been no need to bother with excerpting at all.
Likely if there is a ruling in favor of the plaintiff then there is a pretty fair amount of corroborating evidence.
As medical debilitation is stated, the most probable factor in this case would be colon scarring which sometimes tears - leading to occasional bleeding, irritable bowel syndrome from that causing more occaisional bleeding, and perhaps a torn or herniated rectum ... you guessed it, trouble holding in bowel movements and more occasional bleeding. Stress fractures in the lower leg bones from where a grown man's knees supported his weight on a child can also continue to be a problem for decades if the abuse is chronic.
There could also be corroborating witnesses.
A jury isn't likely to be persuaded by uncorroborated testimony.
If DesNews requires excerpting, I fail to see how excerpting one paragraph makes any difference. Why didn’t you just then excerpt a word, or a punctuation mark?
I actually "made up" for cutting out the final 65 words of the article by putting the "ex" in the headline brackets...
How would that be considered "hiding" or concealing if I actually moved the info excerpted to the very headline????
What? You both have flunked basic reading skills? Go back to the article and you can see -- in the brackets
Are you so blinded by siding against me -- that you don't realize that you come across as siding with sex perps???
Why are you more provoked by me cutting the final 65 words of an article that demands excerpting than by a perp committing sexual assault upon a mom & her two kids -- resulting in surgery for a boy who had his penis bit by a man -- who was AT THAT TIME an Lds branch president?
What? Do you always go bat for such perps...or just Mormon perps?
You're both pathetic, coming across as advocates for these perps...
(Let me know when these kinds of crimes actually start to bother you in any degree)
I think you are having a problem with the fact that this is the Religion Forum and the Boy Scouts of America is not a religious entity.
Perhaps you feel that you are the posting police today?
Colofornian ... maybe you should lay off your hatred obsession for a while, and get a life.
Will you repent of that?
Are you “casting aspersions on [my] motivation?” ROTFLMAO
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