The Boy Scouts lost a major case in Portland, Oregon with jurors awarding $1.4 million after finding Tuesday that the organization was negligent in allowing a Scout leader who was a sex offender after a three week trial.
The jury also found a basis for punitive damages, which will now be determined in a second phase of the trial.
At the heart of the case is former Scout leader, Timur Dykes, whom lawyers alleged was responsible for abuse of scouts. Even after he was removed as a leader, Dykes was allowed to continue as a volunteer.
Notably, the jury found the Boy Scouts of America 60 percent negligent and the Cascade Pacific Council — which oversees Scouting activities in the region — 15 percent negligent. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was found 25 percent negligent.
This is not the only case facing the Mormon Church and the Scouts, http://jonathanturley.org/2010/03/22/scout-scandals-details-released-in-another-abuse-case/
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