KKTV 11 News | Colorado Springs, Pueblo | News

Colorado Connections To Boy Scouts "Perversion Files"

By: KKTV/AP Email
By: KKTV/AP Email

Some 14,500 pages from the Boy Scouts' so-called "perversion files" were made public Thursday, and nearly 20 of those files relate to cases in Colorado.

The files show that on numerous occasions local officials helped cover up abuse allegations.

A Portland attorney held a news conference on Thursday after which he made the files available.

There are 18 documents related to cases in Colorado, including one in Colorado Springs, two in Pueblo, two in La Junta, and one each in Walsenburg and at Ft. Carson.

The documents date from 1959 to 1985. This is the first time the earliest documents -- those from 1959 to 1971 -- have been made public.

The documents show that in many instances the files succeeded in keeping pedophiles out of Scouting, but many times they did not.

A link to the files is posted below. The web site has been very busy and you may have to try several times to get to the documents.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 174815531 - kktv.com/a?a=174815531