Boy Scout Victims Sue Over Sexual Abuse
Posted on September 14, 2011 by Eugene Hollander
Tagged: negligent supervision
, sexual abuse
, sexual assault
Four Oregon men who claim that they were sexually abused by their scoutmaster in the 1970s have sued the Boy Scouts of America. The victims filed their lawsuits in Portland, and allege the national organization is guilty of negligence and fraud in that the Boy Scouts knew that the scoutmaster, Steven Terry Hill, was accused of molesting three other boys, yet placed him in charge oftheir troop. Hill was convicted od sodomy in an unrelated case in 1991 in a sexual abuse case involving a 17 year old boy. Last year, the Boy Scouts was rocked by a $20 million jury verdict from a sexual assault case in the 1980s. This case has strong parallels to the sex abuse scandals involving various archdiocese across the country.