Did Boy Scouts, LDS Church Fail to Inform Parents of Pedophiles?

Did Boy Scouts, LDS Church Fail to Inform Parents of Pedophiles?A federal court case filed here Monday against the Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) names a Driggs man as one of three alleged perpetrators of sexual abuse crimes against now-former Boy Scouts.

Plaintiffs in the case accuse the defendants — the LDS Church, (that has promoted Scouting programs), and the Boy Scouts — of failing to inform parents of the scouts that documents — recently opened by courts — show it was known that pedophiles were working within the ranks of the Boy Scouts.

“The lawsuit is based on the defendants’ failure to inform the parents of the threat of pedophiles preying on unsuspecting boys,” said Boise attorney Andrew M. Chasan, a legal representative for the four unnamed plaintiffs.

From the Idaho State Journal:

BOISE — A federal court case filed here Monday against the Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) names a Driggs man as one of three alleged perpetrators of sexual abuse crimes against now-former Boy Scouts.

Plaintiffs in the case accuse the defendants — the LDS Church, (that has promoted Scouting programs), and the Boy Scouts — of failing to inform parents of the scouts that documents — recently opened by courts — show it was known that pedophiles were working within the ranks of the Boy Scouts.

“The lawsuit is based on the defendants’ failure to inform the parents of the threat of pedophiles preying on unsuspecting boys,” said Boise attorney Andrew M. Chasan, a legal representative for the four unnamed plaintiffs.

Read the complete Idaho State Journal article.

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