Athens Case Listed Among Boy Scout Sexual Predator Revelations
One Athens Scout leader from the 1970s is named in a database compiled by The Los Angeles Times.
Documents ordered released by the Oregon Supreme Court and compiled by The Los Angeles Times note an Athens case in a database of more than 1,000 Boy Scout leaders accused nationally of molesting their troop members over a period of decades.
One man from Athens is listed by name. Documents from 1977 detail allegations against the man, then listed as about 53 years old, and Scout leaders' decision to put him on a confidential list of people banned from the organization. Because there's no evidence of criminal charges against the man, Patch is not naming him.
Another Athens case, dated 1999, is listed only by number.
Allegations of child sexual abuse have been made against 97 Georgia men who were in leadership roles in the Boy Scouts from the 1960s through mid-1980s, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Forty-four Scout leaders from the metro-Atlanta area were accused, including men from Stone Mountain, Lithonia, Woodstock and Marietta.
Men on the Boy Scouts' "ineligible volunteer" list were not reported to authorities, but kept in a file to prevent them from volunteering with the organization again. Some, however, continued in their roles.