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October 24, 2014, 11:08 am
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Boy Scout Perversion Files Shed Light on Local Cases

New documents from the so-called “perversion files” released by the Boy Scouts of America do not shed any new light on five cases from Springfield.


The local cases, from 1988 to 2002, are listed among nearly 5,000 incidents involving individuals who were blocked from Scouting programs because of allegations of child molestation.


But the Springfield cases were not among the files released Thursday.


However, those documents do contain more details about other Central Illinois cases.


In one 1984 case, a man was immediately barred from participating with the Scouts in Jacksonville after his conviction on child sex abuse charges.


But in a 1977 case from Decatur, a man apparently remained a scoutmaster for weeks after pleading guilty to contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor.

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