NEW YORK – A law firm released the names of more than 150 New York individuals associated with the Boy Scouts of America who they claim have had accusations of sexual misconduct made against them.
The details of the individual accusations, the eventual outcomes, or sources, were not part of the firm's report, which was based on internal files kept by the Boy Scouts, said Attorney Jeff Anderson on Wednesday, founder of the firm, Jeff Anderson & Associates.
The firm has been working with victims and investigating the boy scouts. It filed the report after examining files that were released to the public. The firm is based in Minnesota but has offices in California and New York City. Since the 1980's the firm has made a history of working with victims of sexual abuse. Currently it represents sexual abuse victims involved in legal action against the Boy Scouts and the Catholic Church.
“Somebody has to sound the alarm, somebody has to ring the bell,” said Anderson.
Asked what those in the report were accused of, Anderson explained the report represented an internal list kept by the Boy Scouts, with volunteers who had been banned from the organization.