800 Boy Scouts of America Victims Allege Sexual Abuse Since Start of 2019

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Since the start of the year, an estimated 800 men have come forward to allege they were sexually abused as children while participating in Boy Scouts of America.

The news was recently announced at a conference in Washington, only one day after attorney Stewart Eisenberg, the founder of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., and a second attorney filed a lawsuit in Philadelphia on behalf of a 57-year-old man. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, the man stated he was 12 years old when a troop leader started sexually abusing him.

At the National Press Club, Stewart said, “there is a crisis in the Boy Scouts.” The potential victim count is staggering. Boy Scouts of America is facing numerous accusations involving child sexual abuse. In one of our recent articles, we discussed the possibility of there being over 12,000 Boy Scout sexual abuse victims.

Attorney Stewart Eisenberg and other lawyers attending the Washington news conference formed the Abused in Scouting group. This group was formed to encourage Boy Scout of America victims to come forward and file civil claims against the parties responsible for their abuse. In an interview with the Inquirer, Eisenberg stated that there may be more lawsuits coming.

Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., is a personal injury law firm taking sexual abuse cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Our child injury law firm has experience helping victims of child sex abuse file civil claims against the parties responsible for their abuse. For information about filing a child sex abuse lawsuit, call our firm at (215) 546-6636 or use our online case review form. We offer free consultations.

It takes a specific mindset, specialized skills and substantial resources. The types of cases we handle are not the average personal injury. They involve severe, permanent injuries to people that radically affect their lives forever, or in some instances, even cause their death.