NY State Legislator’s Sex Abuse Defense-Diminished Capacity

A New York state legislator running for re-election has formulated a unique defense strategy as he faces criminal charges for sexually abusing two Boy Scouts. Michael Kelsey, a 37-year-old attorney and former assistant Boy Scout master in Fishkill, was indicted by a grand jury in June on five charges: first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree attempted […]

Former United Kingdom Scout Leader Sentenced to 12 Years for Sex Abuse

Police described him as a “predatory sex offender” as an English court heard testimony from officers and victims. Antony Jones, 50, was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to 15 counts of indecent assault on a child under 14, seven of inciting a child under 14 to commit an act of gross […]

Assistant Scout Master in New Jersey Arrested for Sex Abuse of 11-Year-Old

68-year-old Frank L. “Sandy” Thomson, of Cape May City, an assistant scoutmaster with a Boy Scout Troop in West Cape May, New Jersey was arrested for sexually abusing a young boy. Thomson is charged with aggravated sexual contact, luring/enticing a child, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He is being held […]

Abuse Survivors Force Boy Scouts to Release Perversion Files

In a landmark ruling for New Jersey, a state judge in Hackensack ruled that the Boy Scouts of America must release their Ineligible Volunteer Files (aka “Perversion Files”) in a civil lawsuit. The suit was filed against the BSA by a man who was sexually molested as a child by his Boy Scout leader, Stephen […]

Boy Scout Leader Faces Criminal Charges of Showing Porn to Minors

A South Florida man has been arrested and charged with two counts of distributing obscene material to a minor. He was arrested June 11, 2015, on accusations that he showed pornographic video clips to a group of Boy Scouts while acting as a parent leader. The incident occurred at Saint Bernard Catholic Church in Sunrise, […]

Former Boy Scout Volunteer Sentenced to Life Prison for Child Porn

James McCullars, a former Boy Scout volunteer and head of an online pornography ring, has been sentenced to life in prison in Indiana. Prior to his conviction, McCullars spent twelve years operating a child pornography ring in which participants swapped child pornography. According to the Huntsville ABC News affiliate, “McCullars volunteered as an overnight camp […]

Elected Official’s Sex Abuse Case Will Go To Grand Jury

Dutchess County Legislator Michael Kelsey’s sexual abuse case is heading to a grand jury. The New York state legislator is charged with first degree sexual abuse and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly having inappropriate contact with two teenage Boy Scouts. The prosecutor in the case has maintained that she […]

Will Child Sex Abuse Claims Bankrupt the Boy Scouts?

Most people have only positive feelings towards the Boy Scouts of America. But the 30 men and women we currently represent, and the many we represented in the past, who were sexually molested as kids by their Scoutmasters, feel betrayed and hurt by this trusted and hallowed national institution. When my law firm represents these […]

Former Alabama Boy Scouts’ Worker Convicted on Child Porn Charges

Former Huntsville Alabama Boy Scouts worker James McCullars was convicted last week by a federal grand jury in Indiana on charges of conspiracy to receive or distribute child pornography, conspiracy to sexually exploit a child and child pornography enterprise, court records show. That, however, is not the whole story. What makes the McCullars arrest and […]

Former Boy Scout Mentor Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse

A 22-year-old Vancouver, Washington man has been sentenced to five years in prison for sexually abusing a young Boy Scout over the course of three years. According to a local media outlet, “Shawn E. Turner, 22, of Vancouver pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to attempted second-degree child rape. News stories describe the abuse […]

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