Twenty-one Connecticut men are among a long list of Boy Scout leaders who were ejected by the Boy Scouts of America between 1970 and 1991 after the organization learned that they had either been charged with or accused of molestation or other sexual malfeasance.
The names are part of a long list compiled by Seattle lawyer Timothy Kosnoff, who calls his list "the largest compilation of criminological data of child molestation in a youth organization anywhere," according to a story today by The Star-Ledger of Newark, NJ. A Vernon man was named on the list.
It includes 22 Connecticut men from 19 Connecticut towns who served in the scouts, some dating back to the early-1970s. Some were charged with rape, other types of sexual assaults, risk of injury to a minor and impairing the morals of a minor.
The towns are Hartford, Groton, Bridgeport, Storrs, Wolcott, Norwich, East Hartford, Vernon, Brooklyn, Berlin, Mystic, Meriden, Ashford, Stamford, Southington, Glastonbury, Madison, and Willimantic.
Kosnoff’s list is separate from the official internal list compiled Boy Scout officials over the last four several decades of troop leaders suspected or accused of inappropriate conduct. That list will be released today.
The Boy Scouts of America today is releasing documents related to a lawsuit Kosnoff against the organization.