The names of 50 New Jersey Boy Scout leaders who allegedly sexually abused minors will be revealed Tuesday, according to the law firms of Greg Gianforcaro and Jeff Anderson & Associates.
The leaders were named in the Boy Scouts of America “Perversion Files” and are among 7,000 alleged child sex abusers across the country tied to the scouts, a release from the firms stated.
The firms will release “shocking testimony” and demand that the Boy Scouts of America release the identities, background information and files of all the accused leaders with New Jersey connections, the release said.
Lawyers will also discuss the “troubling magnitude of sexual abuse of minors in Boy Scouts by Scout leaders over decades” during the 1:30 p.m. press conference at the Courtyard by Marriott Newark Downtown.
The attorneys of the law firms could not immediately be reached for comment Monday night.
The Boy Scouts of America issued a statement Monday night saying that they “care deeply about all victims of child sex abuse and sincerely apologize to anyone who was harmed during their time in Scouting.”
“We believe victims, we support them, and we have paid for unlimited counseling by a provider of their choice,” the statement read. “Nothing is more important than the safety and protection of children in Scouting and we are outraged that there have been times when individuals took advantage of our programs to abuse innocent children.”
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