Since the 1920s, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has documented thousands of instances of pedophiles infiltrating its programs in its “Perversion Files.” BSA has gone to great lengths to cover-up the existence of its Perversion Files system — even purging an unknown number of these files prior to 1990 — but the truth is now coming to light. Courageous abuse victims and their attorneys, including our members, have forced BSA to disclose thousands of files still in existence, documenting the staggering extent of Boy Scout abuse nationwide.
Exposing the Perversion Files and suspected pedophiles has helped to arm parents and their children with essential information to protect themselves. As one member of Lawyers Helping Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, Pat Noaker, said, “The reality is horrific in and of itself, but the abomination is magnified by the fact that the Boy Scouts of America organization knew the abuse was taking place and chose not to warn parents and their children. Worse, they covered up and concealed the abuse. They sacrificed children for their image.”