GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Twenty-nine Wisconsin men were identified Thursday, when the long-sealed Boy Scout “perversion files” were released.
The Oregon Supreme Court ordered that 14,500 pages of scout documents be released. They revealed that police, prosecutors, pastors, and even some Boy Scout leaders covered up cases in which scout-masters and others molested children.
The cases were between 1960 and 1984. The reports spelled out allegations in 21 Wisconsin communities – Milwaukee, Shorewood, Waukesha, Pewaukee, Cedarburg, West Bend, Sheboygan, Elkhart Lake, Oshkosh, Appleton, Green Bay, Seymour, Marinette, Mosinee, Eau Claire, Menomonie, Mondovi, La Crosse, Monroe, Janesville, and Beloit.
Scout executive Mark Logemann of Wisconsin’s Bay Lakes Council says he’s not familiar with any of the cases in his area – but he says the Boy Scouts are now doing a number of things to keep youngsters safe.
The Boy Scouts of America has apologized to the victims and their families.