Gilroy Case Part of Boy Scouts' 'Perversion Files'

As part of the settlement in a multi-million-dollar sex abuse case, files containing information on thousands of possible crimes were released Thursday.

A handful of local cases of possible sexual abuse by Boy Scout troop leaders and volunteers, including an incident in Gilroy, may be part of the organization's "perversion files" released Thursday to the public.

For decades, the Boy Scouts of America kept the files as a way to keep volunteers suspected of inappropriate sexual behavior away from children. The cases were not shared with parents or police.

The files became public Thursday as part of an $18.5 million settlement between the Boy Scouts and a victim.

The Los Angeles Times has created a list of the cases by year, city, state and troop number. The newspaper's list includes the time period covered by today's release (1965 to 1985), but also other accusations and documents gathered and released in various court cases.

Here is a list of Central Coast cases, according to the L.A. Times files.

Year Suspect ID City Troop Number 1993 3044 Santa Cruz
616 1992 4616 Gilroy 711 1991 919 Monterey 178 1991 2019 Salinas 25 1988 1559 Salinas 3013 1987 240 Salinas 45 1984 Salinas 232


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