LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY

Attorneys seek more information on NJ Boy Scout leaders accused of sex abuse

Allegations involving 52 former New Jersey Boy Scout troop leaders accused of sexually abusing children are being revisited.

They are among more than 7,800 alleged abusers across the country the Boy Scouts of America included in so-called Perversion Files dating back to at least 1944.

Their names have been revealed through court records over the past two decades.

Now, two law firms are demanding the Boy Scouts of America release the identities, background information and files of all the accused with New Jersey connections.

The Boy Scouts of America have issued a statement saying, “We believe victims, we support them, and we have paid for unlimited counseling by a provider of their choice.”