Skip to comments.Boy Scouts of America Found Negligent in Landmark Sex Abuse Case
Posted on 04/14/2010 2:48:20 PM PDT by MrEdd
An Oregon jury found the Boy Scouts of America and the local scout chapter negligent today in a landmark case that accused the iconic organization of covering up alleged sexual abuse of several of its boy scouts for years.
The Boy Scouts of America face charges of sexual abuse by scout leaders.The nine-member jury ordered the organization to pay $1.4 million in damages, and will now move into a punitive phase that could result in the Boy Scouts of America paying a penalty that could reach $25 million. That decision is not expected for weeks.
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In the civil suit filed last month in Portland, Ore., six plaintiffs alleged that the Boy Scouts of America allowed convicted child sex-offender Timur Dykes to continue to participate and lead troop activities, including sleepovers at his home with the scouts, even after he confessed in 1983 to having abused as many as 17 scouts.
The lawsuit focused on a now 37-year-old Portland man, identified by The Associated Press as Kerry Lewis, who claimed he was abused as a boy by Dykes while the Boy Scouts of America and the Cascade Pacific Council in Oregon, his specific Scout branch, did nothing.
Dykes, who had already been convicted twice on child abuse charges, was again convicted in 1994, when he admitted the abuse and was imprisoned. He is out on parole until 2013.
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The liberals have a most effective double bind going to destroy institutions they don’t like, such as the Catholic Church and the BSA. Find a way to force them to employ predatory homosexuals, under the rubric of “tolerance” or “non-discrimination” or some such, then sue them into oblivion when those new hires do what any sane person would expect them to do and molest the boys in their charge.
“In the civil suit filed last month in Portland, Ore., six plaintiffs alleged that the Boy Scouts of America allowed convicted child sex-offender Timur Dykes to continue to participate and lead troop activities, including sleepovers at his home with the scouts, even after he confessed in 1983 to having abused as many as 17 scouts.”
I don’t remember sleep overs when I was in scouting. I was in cub scouts, in which the den was led by a woman and then in webelos (sp?) which the group was lead by a most honorable man. I remember group activities but seems sleep-overs even then would have been a red flag. And for the scouts to know about the guy, very bad.
What you said. Point on. That is preciously what the plan is and has been working for many, many years.
Turn about is fair play. Go after the government indoctrination schools. They should be sued into oblivion.
Yes the evil BSA has been punished. I was in the Cascade Pacific Council and I always had access to an axe. Maybe the lawyer on the other side can upgrade his Porsche Cayenne now.
No one had to force the Church into accepting gay priests. Liberals in the Church bought into the conclusion of the Shrinks that homosexuality is not a mental disorder.
I wonder when the landmark case against the Department of Education will begin? Bueller? Bueller?
“Liberals in the Church bought into the conclusion of the Shrinks that homosexuality is not a mental disorder.”
And they have convinced much of society of that now as well.
Actually, it appears that liberal/radicals in the Church consciously took over the seminaries and diocesan bureaucracies and made sure homosexuals got preference. The Pink Mafia and all that.
Perverts in government employ and the dens of iniquity that employ them have "sovereign immunity".
Convenient, that ...
Read this story in the context of the fact that the Obama administration is going full speed ahead with killing “don’t ask, don’t tell” military policy encouraging the swelling of the ranks with homosexuals.
Let’s hope that so called, “gays” don’t do for the military what they have done for the Boy Scouts and the Catholic church. We are in the last days of our republic.
Since the boy scouts don’t have permanent employees doing what he did, what was his real profession? A school teacher?
The Boy Scouts fought, and fought, and fought to try to limit the kinds of people who could be Scoutmasters. They were subject to countless lawsuits from people who tried to stop them from continuing that practice. For people to then turn around and say that the Boy Scouts allowed child abuse to take place is completely insane. And clearly not true - they fought it tooth and nail.
This particular event sounds very uncharacteristic of the BSA. Why did they make an exception for this louse when their general policy is never to do that?
We had two, sort of. They were planned real camping trips, but weather for one and forest fire at another location prevented either from happening but at home weather was fine.
One of them my patrol pitched pitched camp in my parent's back field. The other the entire troop pitched camp in the school playground.
But I'm not really sure if I would count those as "sleepovers".
It is clear that the Boy Scouts and the Church were perfect preying grounds for the predatory gay villains. Both professions offer situations where the predator in positions of authority has many opportunities to be alone with vulnerable, innocent and impressionable young boys.
In any event I don’t blame so called “liberals” for the “lavender mob” (perhaps 3% of the population) having so much power. It is the 97% of citizens who are afraid of being called names (homophobe). The real definition of homophobia is the fear of the truth about homosexuality.
The curse of homosexuality is a destroyer of men and women who are called to be saints and intrinsically corrosive to the traditional family and traditional civilization.
Any time such a small minority wields so much political power there must be fascism involved.
Yes. Been coming for a while, this.
I can’t say I know the ins and outs on that. But I do remember a case being successfully pursued where the social worker and the police officer were civilly charged, and they lost. It was a homeschool family that was unreasonably harassed by the both of them. The homeschool family won. I used to keep that case in my homeschool recorder book for quick reference, in case there was a knock on the door one day.
Freud and company did that. Interesting thing was that Freud, a neurologist, failed to come up with a satisfying scientific theory of the human personality developed a mumbo-jumbo explanation that made sexual desire the root of it all. Much of it doesn’t workout in practice, but it sure does justify hedonism.
YOu sue a school, you just end up making taxpayers pay, and a judge will rule that you can raise taxes so the school isn’t hurt.
Then sue the teachers and the principal civilly, in court for their misdeeds. Find in appropriate dangerous nonsense and sue them out of business.
Find a way to do it. Otherwise, this doesn’t end until ALL of the foundations of this society are going to be destroyed.
Isn’t that what this thread is about? How the left keeps chipping away at the moral fiber of this country? Fight back, I say. Fight them back, in court. Make them lose.
Or we are all toast.
Indeed, this is not something to cover up.
But then, sometimes you’re between a rock & a hard place - they want you to hire homos, then kick you for allowing them to abuse kids.
You use the term “Church” as if it has total knowledge of all universal Church activities. Prior to Vatican II, seminaries employed and utilized psychiatrists specifically to identify and then dismiss any prospective priests with homosexual tendencies. These psychological evaluations were conducted throughout the years in seminary. After Vatican II and some of the relaxations of strict adherence to total orthodoxy, exacerbated in the US by the 1960’s, the Seminaries changed the focus, assuming in some respects, celebacy was overarching, regardless of sexual proclivities. As homosexuals were funneled through the system and ultimately ordained, they relasped into or carried forward their homosexual activities. Some of these priests ultimately advanced within the Churches hierarchy, becoming Monseignors, Bishops and Cardinals. Because they left a legacy among their clergy peers, they were compromised. They could either take adverse action against priest identified as predatory pederasts and risk being outed our they could transfer them an hope for continued anonymity.
You are absolutely right. Hypocrites.
What does anyone want to bet that one of the punitive impositions on the BSA is for them to allow sodomites unlimited access to boys in leadership roles?
would you add me to your scouting ping list?
You have now Joined Scout Troop Freeper. Welcome.
“You use the term Church as if it has total knowledge of all universal Church activities.” I intended to do not such thing. Yes, I am aware what happened. When priests began to desert their posts in alarming numbers, and whole seminaries emptied out, standards of admission were lowered. Priests no longer encouraged boys and men to join the priesthood, so many who were unsuited intellectually and morally were ordained. In a way there was a degradation of the priesthood. Some of those who had left were men who in other respects were unworthy. Others were tired of being treated as boys until they were well into their 30s and 40s. But all in all, there was a falling off in the Faith, a collapse in morale.
The Boy Scouts absolutely do have some permanent employees. My father was one of them. There are about 4000 full-time paid professional Scouters. However, none of them are Scoutmasters, Den Leaders, etc. None of them have direct contact (except very incidentally) with kids.
I believe that is what I said. They don’t have permanent scoutmasters.
What I was looking for was, what was his profession? School teacher?
Did it occur to you to look at the facts of this case? The guy who did the abuse confessed to the bsa that he had already abused 17 boys, but they let him continue to be an assistant scout leader. It was a bad decision by the bsa, unencumbered by liberal pressure. It was after his confession that he abused Lewis. As much as I too enjoy blaming liberals, you can’t just in a knee-jerk fashion do that every time. It makes us all look stupid.
Fine, but I’ll stand by my larger point which is unrelated to this or any other specific case. I’m not about to say that any large organization is blameless if some of its members commit crimes. I’m saying the operative assumptions of liberal PC make those crimes easier to commit and get away with, and more likely to occur in the first place.