PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Thousands of confidential papers show that decade after decade, an array of authorities shielded scoutmasters and others accused of molesting children.
At the time, those involved justified their actions as necessary to protect the good name of the Boy Scouts. The Oregon Supreme Court had ordered the organization to release the secret "perversion files."
So far, only five names linked to boy scout troops in Maine have been made public.
Eric Tarbox of the Pine Tree Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America discussed the release of the list with Pat Callaghan on NEWS CENTER at 5:30.
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