Central Virginia Boy Scout leaders talk about document release
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Leaders of the Boy Scouts in Central Virginia talked with Shelby Brown Thursday about the release of more than 20,000 confidential documents Thursday.
Those Boy Scout documents identify more than 1,000 leaders and volunteers banned from the group after being accused of sexual or inappropriate conduct with boys.
The public release of the Scouts’ 1,247 “ineligible volunteer files” from 1965 to 1985 does not identify the boy victims and witnesses.
The national files are being distributed with the approval of the Oregon Supreme Court by a law firm that won an $18.5 million judgment in 2010 against the Boy Scouts in a case where a Scoutmaster sexually abused a boy.