Like so many organizations, governmental, religious, educational that purport themselves to be beneficial to children, the Scouts seem to be just another group, artificially placing themselves in positions of authority in the lives of children, and using that authority to abuse trusting youth.
The case, expected to attract national attention, centers on a Portland man, Timur Dykes, who confessed to Scout leaders that he had molested 17 Scouts but was allowed to continue joining boys in Scouting activities.
So despite confessing to molesting 17 Scouts, he was still allowed to join in on activities?
Seems as if the Scouts condoned this behaviour? Certainly they did nothing to stop it as you will read below. Interesting to note, that another church/religion is in the picture-Mormons
In January 1983, the mother of a Scout who said he had been molested by Dykes went to Gordon McEwen, a Mormon bishop who headed the local Scouting program, Clark said. McEwen confronted Dykes, who confessed to abusing 17 Scouts.
Nonetheless, Dykes was allowed to continue to spend time with the boys in the program, Clark said. McEwen contacted the parents of the 17 Scouts but "did nothing to warn the other parents of boys within Timur Dykes' reach and grasp," Clark said.In the bigger picture and this is where we get to the perversion files...
On a broader scale, the case is one of the first to bring into open court hundreds of confidential files that the 100-year-old organization kept on Scout leaders and others suspected of sexually abusing boys. Though the Scouts, based in Texas, have been sued dozens of times over allegations of sexual abuse, most cases have been settled out of court, keeping files from becoming public.Well, isn't that convenient, settling out of court and keeping the public out of the know!
The Scouts, Clark said in opening statements, knew it had pedophiles in its organization yet allowed Dykes and others to continue to associate with its members. He held up file folder after file folder from Boy Scout headquarters that he said proves the organization knew of at least 1,000 suspected child molesters from 1965 to 1985.
Regarding the defendant:
"All of the parents trusted Timur Dykes because he was a Scout leader," Clark said.
Here is another one: Nelson Wyer
Wyer confessed to touching a fully clothed 6-year-old girl in the vaginal area while both were at Burghill Baptist Church on May 9, 2009. In December 2008, Wyer touched a 9-year-old Boy Scout in skin-to-skin fashion at a sleepover
And another David J. Menna
He was charged Sept. 21, 2007, with two counts of lewd molestation, and practicing medecine without a licence. His charges stem from a camp out that involved children from the Young Marines and Boy Scouts. A camp out organized by David J Menna