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Boy Scouts Allowed to Keep Abuse Files Private

After the Oregon Supreme Court forced the Boy Scouts of America to turn over decades’ worth of “perversion files” earlier this fall, the 4th Texas Court of Appeals yesterday allowed the group to keep recent files private.

The Oregon ruling forced the Irving-based BSA to release files kept from 1959 to 1985. A San Antonio judge recently ordered the group to release records from 1985 to 2011, but the appeals court stayed that decision, the Associated Press reports. The reports were being sought by a former scout.

A BSA spokesman told the AP it keeps the files private “to encourage reporting of abuse,” which is BS.