Decades of dishonor The tales of abuse that have disgraced the Boy Scouts of America can be found across Kansas
Since 1961, 15 men associated with the Boy Scouts in Kansas have been removed from the organization for alleged sexual abuse. Many more have pending cases, according to more than 14,500 court documents outlining decades of abuse in the Scouts released by Oregon attorney Kelly Clark. The Los Angeles Times was one of several news organizations to publish the papers and the complaints made against individuals.
Fifteen Kansas men were named in the Boy Scout “perversion files,” released by an Oregon court order in October during a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Scouts. The Lawrence Journal-World tracked down the men accused in the files, trying to determine if they offended again. Some ended up in prison with significant criminal records, while others were never arrested in the state.