7,819 perpetrators. 12,254 victims. 72 years. Countless combined years of psychological torment experienced by the survivors.
The nation is reeling after the recent revelation of the full extent of child abuse and sexual abuse acts committed by leaders and Scoutmasters in the Boy Scouts of America.
The BSA claims that they have maintained a careful record of all such allegations stretching from 2016 all the way back to 1944 and that they maintain a “Volunteer Screening Database.” This database contains a list of accused leaders and volunteers so that such individuals can never again come in contact with children through the BSA.
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The BSA also alleges that they have always reported claims to the proper authorities, but it was only in 2011 that the BSA implemented a mandatory policy that required reporting of child abuse claims to the police.
The most shocking part of all these sexual abuse revelations is that until recently, the public did not know the extent of crimes committed by members of BSA.
Victims of child sexual abuse are being encouraged to come forward now and seek the justice and compensation they deserve after suffering so many years in silence. As experienced injury lawyers, the attorneys at Harman Law Firm can offer sexual abuse victims legal counsel and guidance regarding sexual abuse claims.
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If you were a victim of sexual abuse by someone with authority in the Boy Scouts, then you may have a legal case even if the event happened many years ago. Please call our experienced injury lawyers today to discuss the circumstances of your sexual abuse and learn more about your rights.
You need someone on your side who will help you navigate your legal options and advocate for your rights.
Count on Harman Law to fight for justice while treating your case with dignity. We are experienced injury lawsuit lawyers and we represent victims in the delicate and complex matter of child sexual abuse. Call us today for a free and confidential initial consultation.
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