Settlement Reached in Boy Scouts of America Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Updated: 05/06/2014 7:44 AM
Created: 05/05/2014 4:35 PM

Attorneys for a sexual abuse survivor who says he was molested by a Minnesota scoutmaster say they've reached a settlement in principal of all claims with the Boy Scouts of America.
A man identified only as John Doe 180 sued the Scouts and other defendants in 2011, alleging they were negligent in allowing former scoutmaster Peter Stibal  II access to children. Stibal is serving a 21-year prison term for sexually abusing John Doe 180 and three other Scouts.
Attorney Jeff Anderson says they settled only with the national Boy Scouts of America. He says they dropped the plaintiff's former troop, the Burnsville church that sponsored it and the local Scout council from the lawsuit.
The Boy Scouts' National Council says it's pleased it was able to reach a settlement. Read the full statement here.

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