Are Your Children Safe in Boy Scouts?
If recent allegations against the Boy Scouts are true, then your children might not be safe in the Boy Scouts, as their leaders may be proven to be no better than the Catholic Church in their handling cases of sexual abuse of children. An alleged cover-up extends for at least three decades, and if true should be a crime against humanity.
Convicted in the United States for kidnapping a boy he met through the Scouts, Richard Turley served time in a state hospital as a “mentally disordered sex offender.” Mr. Turley worked at a Boy Scout camp near San Diego in 1979. While at the Boy Scout camp, he allegedly molested three more boys. And all the Boy Scouts of America allegedly did in response, was to tell Mr. Turley to return to Canada.
After returning to Canada, Mr. Turley joined on with Scouts Canada and ventured from Scout group to Scout group. His alleged list of victims grew until Mr Turley was convicted in Victoria, Canada of assaulting four young boys and sentenced to seven years.
It was just last month that Mr. Turley's history became public after a CBC and Los Angeles Times joint investigation. During the last three decades, the Boy Scouts have allegedly covered up a parents worst nightmare. And if true, then the Boy Scouts' worst nightmare just might be coming to them.