The release last week of files from the national Boy Scouts of America that showed years of allegations of abuse of boys by some leaders had gone unreported to law enforcement has created a stir across the nation. One of the reports included in the files was of a former Winder scout leader who in the early 1960s was alleged to have sexually abused boys in his troop. But like a lot of cases, those allegations were not turned over to law enforcement for possible prosecution. Instead, the leader was asked to resign as Winder’s Scoutmaster and he quietly moved away, only later to be convicted in 1992 of a sex crime in another community.
For the full story, see the Oct. 24 issue of the Barrow Journal.