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Boy Scout Files Show 14 Silicon Valley Leaders Were Suspected of Sexual Abuse

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

Boy Scout Files Show 14 Silicon Valley Leaders Were Suspected of Sexual Abuse

 

Fourteen Silicon Valley cases of possible sexual abuse by Boy Scout troop leaders and volunteers are part of the organization's files released Thursday to the public.

For decades, the Boy Scouts of America kept the files as a way to keep volunteers suspected of inappopriate 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.

Specific details and reports on only three Silicon Valley cases were released Thursday.

Eleven other cases of Boy Scout abuse in Silicon Valley, many of them hidden from police and even parents and discovered through lawsuits, are part of a database created through years of reporting at the Los Angeles Times.

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 the 14 cases in Silicon Valley, according to the L.A. Times files.

According to the Times, the accused are identified below by name when files are available and by a unique number otherwise. If the same person is associated with more than one troop or unit, that name or number is repeated. Dates mark when the Boy Scouts created the file, not when the incidents are alleged to have occurred.

Name or ID First Name Year City Troop # 4616 1992 Gilroy 711 Hartley Craig D. 1980 Los Altos 36 336 1990 Los Altos 33 4624 1994 Los Gatos 501 2141 1966 Los Gatos 501 332 1990 Milpitas 8633 Wentworth Ronald 1972 Palo Alto 146 2799 1998 Palo Alto 31 1418 1988 Palo Alto 152 4624 1995 Santa Clara 14 4491 1998 Santa Clara 419 2143 1969 Saratoga 500 McCrery Charles 1971 Sunnyvale 463 1969 1961 Sunnyvale 483

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