Boy Scouts negligent in sex abuse case

Boy Scouts negligent in sex abuse case

Boy Scouts negligent in sex abuse case

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 7:21 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 13 at 7:45 PM

 

 

 

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon jury on Tuesday found the Boy Scouts of America negligent for repeated sexual abuse by an assistant Scoutmaster in the 1980s and awarded the plaintiff $1.4 million.

The jury also decided the Scouts organization -- based in Texas -- was liable for punitive damages that will be decided in a separate phase of the trial. That would be in addition to the $1.4 million.

The lawsuit was filed by Kerry Lewis, a former Portland man, who was abused by assistant Scoutmaster Timur Dykes in the early 1980s.

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