Sex Abuse Scandal May Drive Boy Scouts of America to Bankruptcy

More than 12,000 reported victims.


16 May, 2019FORTUNE.COM

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The Boy Scouts of America is considering filing for bankruptcy as the scope of a decades-long sex abuse scandal becomes clear.

A researcher for the youth organization, hired to analyze records from 1944 through 2016, said she has identified 12,254 victims of sexual abuse in the youth organization, along with 7,819 abusers. Critics say the actual number could be much higher, as many incidents were likely never reported....

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