Boy Scouts conspired to protect child predators, lawsuit alleges

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Boy Scouts conspired to protect child predators, lawsuit alleges

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Four former Gainesville Boy Scouts say they were molested even after earlier complaints had been made about a longtime scoutmaster.

Attorneys representing four Gainesville Boy Scouts who allege they were sexually assaulted decades ago by a longtime scoutmaster filed amended complaints late Monday accusing the organization of conspiring to protect predators within their ranks.

Robb Lawson, Jim Lloyd and two more unnamed plaintiffs have accused Fleming Weaver of molesting them even after the Boy Scouts and leaders of Gainesville’s First Baptist Church, which sponsored Troop 26, knew that others had come forward with similar claims.



“Despite knowing that child predators operate within their organizations, BSA and the Northeast Georgia Council continue to hold themselves out as organizations of integrity and safety and continue to actively solicit new members,” the amended complaint states.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reached out to the Boy Scouts for comment.

A complete story will be posted later today on myajc.com.

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