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More than 12,000 Boy Scout members were victims of sexual abuse, expert says

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An expert who has been working with the Boy Scouts revealed that there may have been as many as 7,819 allegedly sexually abusive troop leaders and volunteers in the storied organization, according to newly released court documents.


More than 7,800 individuals allegedly abused 12,254 victims, according to the court testimony.


These figures were released Tuesday by attorney Jeff Anderson, whose firm regularly represents victims of sexual abuse and has been involved in numerous clerical sexual abuse cases.


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