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 […]

James Martin Rise – Boy Scout Perversion Files

James Martin Rise (aka James Martin von Richter and James Martin Morris) had a long criminal history by the time he started volunteering for the Boy Scouts. In 1956, he was convicted of fraud by impersonation. In 1979, he was accused of rape in the third degree. In 1980, he was indicted for sexual abuse […]

Timur Dykes — Boy Scouts Perversion Files

The 1987 BSA “Ineligible Volunteer” file on Timur Dykes, a former Portland Boy Scout volunteer, is a telling example of how the BSA’s system of blackballing accused pedophiles failed to catch an unknown number of child molesters in Scouting. Dykes was an Assistant Scout Master and then Scout Master with Troop 719 in Portland, a […]

Jim Barringer — NC Teacher & Boy Scout Leader Arrested

Jim Barringer III, 51 is facing at least six counts of indecent liberties with a child. The sexual abuse charges continue to mount against the North Carolina teacher and Boy Scout leader as new abuse victims come forward and allege the Barringer sexually abused them. According to the arrest warrants, Barringer is accused of molesting […]

Boy Scout Perversion Files Tip of the Child Abuse Iceberg

Over 1,200 files on accused child molesters in the Boy Scouts are now public record. The Boy Scouts of America created these particular files – which they call the “Perversion Files” – between 1965 and 1985. They were used as exhibits in a 2010 trial against the Boy Scouts in Portland, Oregon, by a man […]

Ronald Patterson — Boy Scouts Perversion Files

Ronald Patterson is one of the thousands of men the Boy Scouts of America added to its secret list of “Ineligible Volunteers” over the decades. Like the other men found in the BSA’s confidential “Perversion Files,” Patterson was caught sexually molesting Boy Scouts. In Patterson’s case, he sexually fondled several boys in Troop 112 while […]

Ronald Patterson — Boy Scout Perversion Files

Ronald Patterson is one of the thousands of men the Boy Scouts of America added to its secret list of “Ineligible Volunteers” over the decades. Like the other men found in the BSA’s confidential “Perversion Files,” Patterson was caught sexually molesting Boy Scouts. In Patterson’s case, he sexually fondled several boys in Troop 112 while […]

William Challberg Arrest Shows Flaws in Boy Scout Reporting

William “Bill” Challberg and his roommate Julian Mendoza were arrested this month by Phoenix police on charges that they had inappropriate contact with minor boys between 1983 and 2003. Phoenix police say 65-year-old Challberg is facing 26 charges in the case and 51-year-old Julian Mendoza is facing 15 charges, involving at least five boys, aged […]

James Frederick Peetz — Boy Scouts Perversion Files

In December 1987, James Frederick Peetz of Beaverton Oregon registered as a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America with Cub Scout Pack 763 in Beaverton, Oregon. Four months later, his registration was suspended when James Frederick Peetz pleaded guilty and was convicted of sexual abuse in the first degree. In May 1988, the name […]

William Tobiassen — Boy Scouts Perversion Files

In 1983, William Tobiassen, a life insurance agent in Corvallis, Oregon, was honored with the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts, the highest award given to an adult volunteer at the Council level. The award was in honor of his 21 years of work with the Boy Scouts, including ten years with Troop 186 […]

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