Sexual Abuse Victims of the Boy Scouts of America
A child’s scouting experience should build character and be fun. We have discovered that too often, sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts makes the experience the most devastating time in a child’s life.
What are boy scouts sex abuse cases?
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States. It is supposed to be a safe place for youth to learn, play and socialize. When leaders and volunteers abuse the boys they are there to mentor, they do irreparable harm, instead. A lawsuit can help heal and provide the resources to get the help that may be needed.
There are almost 2.7 million youth members of the BSA and over 1 million adult volunteers?
Boy Scout Sex Abuse Lawsuit Examples
In 2010, the BSA was ordered to pay $18.5 million to a scout who had been abused as a child in the 1980’s. This case is thought to be the largest punitive damages award to a single plaintiff in a child abuse case in US history.
Another BSA sex abuse case was conducted in Waterbury, CT. In this case the jury awarded a former boy scout $7 million in compensatory damages, and a further $5 million for punitive damages for the sexual assault that he suffered at the hands of his boy scout youth leader in the 1970’s.
How can PCVA help?
Our team of knowledgeable attorneys will do everything they can to help survivors of childhood sexual abuse. If you or your loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse within the BSA then contact us today so that we can investigate your case and get you the compensation that you deserve.