NEW YORK (NEWS10) – A New York attorney is claiming the Boy Scouts of America has files documenting allegations of sexual abuse by thousands of scout leaders, dating back to the 1940s.
Attorney Jeff Anderson held a press conference this morning and during the conference, he stated the files kept by the Boy Scouts of America were called “Perversion Files” by the organization.
The report names several scout leaders in the Capital Region, including Troy, Schenectady and Albany.
The following Capital Region leaders were on the list:
- John Anthony Rosbozom, Troop Unknown
- Richard V. Barone, Unit 50
- Robert L. Ingraham, Troop 46
- Burdette Nolte, Explorer 2
- Charles N. Graham, Troop 55
- John E. Myhre, Troop 80
- Karl A. Alberga, Explorer 724, Troop 357
- Lawrence J. DuPont, Pack 29
- James R. Lewis, Post 7, Post 1
- Robert H. Teeling, Troop 12
- Joseph A. Cousins, Troop 513, Pack 563
- Robert L. Dewey, Troop 41
The particular interest in New York State is the “Child Protection Act” which takes effect on August 14 and extends the statute of limitations for crimes against children.
While the Boy Scouts may have reported these allegations to law enforcement, Anderson also stated that the organization had a duty to inform the community in which these leaders lived and worked.
A written statement the Boy Scouts of America said they never “Knowingly allowed a sexual predator to work with you.” That mandates any abuse allegation immediately reported to law enforcement.