SANTA BARBARA (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America must turn over 20 years of old personnel files to a plaintiff in a California sexual abuse lawsuit.
Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Donna Geck made the ruling Friday in a dispute over the authenticity of Boy Scout files from 1971 to 1991 that were obtained by the plaintiff’s attorney from a third party.READ MORE: Local Schools Forced To Adapt As Omicron Surge Continues
The files, along with another batch stretching from 1991 to 2011, will remain sealed, and it’s unclear how many will actually be allowed as evidence at a trial set for October.READ MORE: Venice Fight Results In One Dead, One Injured, One Arrested
The plaintiff, a former Scout who claims he was molested by a volunteer Scout leader, hopes the 40 years of internal files will show the Boy Scouts were aware of sexual abuse and didn’t do enough to protect children.MORE NEWS: LAPD Arrests Two Suspects Responsible For Shooting In Watts
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