The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday approved the release of 20,000 pages of so-called perversion files compiled by the Boy Scouts of America on suspected child molesters within the organization for more than 20 years, giving the public its first chance to review the records.
The files, gathered from 1965 to 1985, came to light when they were
used as evidence in a landmark Oregon lawsuit in 2010. A jury awarded a
record $18.5 million to a man who was molested by an assistant
scoutmaster in the early 1980s, ruling that the Scouts failed to protect