Last month, the LA Times investigated the Boy Scouts’ secret “perversion files” and reported that for two decades, the Scouts hid allegations of child sexual abuse and failed to report employees and volunteers accused of molesting children.
Now, a portion of those files have been made available for the world to see.
The first wave of perversion files names 1,932 men accused or convicted of molesting children. Even more files are expected to be made public next week.
According to the New York Daily News, 160 names on the list reside in Florida, making it the state with the sixth-highest concentration of accused abusers.
California is the highest with 254 accused abusers, followed by 213 in Texas and 209 in New York.
The public release of these marks a victory for survivors of sexual abuse and advocates of child protection.
The best way to protect children is to expose predators and the institutions that protect them.
When sexual abuse in trusted institutions (like the Boy Scouts of America) is brought to light, kids are protected and victims are empowered.