One Brookline Case Part of Boy Scouts' 'Perversion FIles'
As part of the settlement in a multi-million-dollar sex abuse case, files containing information on thousands of possible crimes were released Thursday, Oct. 18.
More than 150 Massachuetts cases of possible sexual abuse by Boy Scout troop leaders and volunteers, including one case in Brookline, may be part of the organization's perversion files, released last Thursday to the public. For decades, the Boy Scouts of America kept the files as a way to keep volunteers suspected of inappopriate sexual behavior away from children. The cases were not shared with parents or police. The files became public Thursday as part of an $18.5 million settlement between the Boy Scouts and a victim. The Los Angeles Times has created a list of the cases by year, city, state and troop number. The newspaper's list includes the time period covered by today's release (1965 to 1985), but also other accusations and documents gathered and released in various court cases.The Brookline Case was created in 1962. The dates listed on the files are when the Boy Scouts created the file, not necessarily when the incidents took place. Here is a list of 15 cases in the greater Boston area, according to the L.A. Times files: Year Suspect ID City State Troop Number 1989 208 Bedford MA 33 1988 67 Andover MA 75 1988 67 Andover MA 79 1989 1112 Andover MA 77 1995 5005 Boston MA 98 2003 5006 Boston MA 340 2003 5006 Boston MA 340 1962 1981 Brookline MA 8 1988 393 Burlington MA 103 1986 1460 Cambridge MA 7 1997 3772 Cambridge MA 44 1998 4689 Cambridge MA 46 1969 2534 Somerville MA 15 1982 Needham MA 10 1988 583 South Boston MA 5