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Stor pedofilskandal inom scoutrörelsen under uppsegling i USA

Domslutet i pedofilskandalen vid Pennsylvania State University har knappt avslutats förrän det har avslöjats att Lance Armstrong, en av USA:s genom tiderna störste idrottsman som vann Tour De France hela sju gånger, tydligen var dopad, något som har skakat det idrottsfixerade USA i grunden.

Som om inte det vore nog så är en ny och mycket omfattande pedofilhärva inom pojkscouterna under uppsegling i USA.

Kevin Fagan and Demian Bulwa skriver i San Francisco Chronicle: Decades of abuse of Boy Scouts detailed

More than a thousand Boy Scout leaders around the nation who served between 1965 and 1985 had allegedly molested boys, with at least two dozen of those attacks happening in the Bay Area, according to a mountain of documents released Thursday by court order in Oregon.

In most cases the leaders were tossed out of the organization, but more than a third of the reported molestations were never relayed to law enforcement, according to attorneys who fought to make public the records as well as the Boy Scouts of America.

Many alleged abusers were able to stay in the Scouts – and abuse more boys, in some cases – because they denied the charges, the records show

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Decades-of-abuse-of-Boy-Scouts-detailed-3962637.php#ixzz29kax8pDx

När mina pojkar var mindre så tänkte jag att låta dom vara med i scouterna men varnades av en kollega, det var redan för 25 år sen, så det här verkar ha varit vida känt i decennier.

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[tags]Pedofilskandaler i USA, Lance Armstrong, Skandaler i USA, Pojkscouterna i USA, Scouterna i USA [/tags]