Adult Twin Brothers Sue Boy Scouts, Say Secret ‘Perversion Files’ Could Have Protected Them From Pedophile
Two Washington brothers have filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America claiming they were sexually abused by a scoutmaster at a time when the organization was keeping secret “perversion files” on suspected and confirmed abusers.
The twin brothers, Lance and Oren Myers of Seattle, said they kept quiet about being molested for 25 years. This week, they went public.
“Keeping your silence just allows the perpetrators to continue doing what they do to young children. So silence is golden for them,” Oren Myers told KING5-TV on Friday.
Now 41-years-old, the two men have sued the Boy Scouts of America alleging that “predatory child molesters were using Scouting as a means to access victims.”
The complaint accuses Scouts of not acting quickly enough to institute safety policies to protect children from abuse and of “malice or a reckless and outrageous indifference to a highly unreasonable risk of harm.”
The Myers brothers say they were repeatedly molested and raped by a scoutmaster in the 1980s.