SEXUAL ABUSE IN YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS

Scoutmasters, sports coaches (like gymnastics and swimming) and Boys and Girls Club leaders to name a few, all are mentors to the children with whom they work. For all the good they do, many of these youth organizations have long-known about the problem of their employees and volunteers sexually abusing their youth members.

For example since almost its beginnings, the Boy Scouts have kept records, called the Perversion Files, of their leaders who sexually abuse innocent scouts. Children who are sexually abused by their Scoutmasters or others youth leaders suffer life-long problems like depression, anxiety and an inability to trust others.

Michael Dowd’s Experience

In 2001 years before the issue of Boy Scout sexual abuse gained national attention, Michael represented a scout who was sexually abused by his Scoutmaster in a troop in New York City. A a result of Michael’s efforts, the Scoutmaster was convicted and sent to prison. Victims sexually abused by their Scout leaders, coaches or other youth leaders are entitled to justice for the injuries they suffered as a result of the sexual abuse. If you or a family member have been victimized by a youth leader like a Scoutmaster or sport’s coach, contact Michael Dowd to explore your options.

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