Boy Scouts face sex assault lawsuit


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Erin Logan

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Two Connecticut men are filing a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America for sexual assaults they say happened when they were kids.

The men who are filing the lawsuit partnered with Attorney Kelly Clark from Portland, Oregon who has 60 cases in 14-states against the Boy Scouts.

“Why me? Why did you choose me?”

It’s a question the now 41 year-old victim has wanted to ask his alleged abuser David “Dirk” Davenport for over two decades as he’s battled relationship problems, addictions, and shame. However he has been in panic mode since his eight year-old daughter was born. …

Boy Scouts of America issued the following statement:

“The abuse of anyone, and especially children, is abhorrent and intolerable, and the Boy Scouts of America continues to evolve our multi-layered youth protection efforts. In the 25 years since the events described, Scouting has mandated training and education for everyone in our organization and designed policies that prevent one-on-one contact between youth and adults. Today, anyone suspected of abuse is immediately removed from Scouting, reported to law enforcement and Scout executives and added to our Ineligible Volunteer Files.

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