On Friday, the Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts released 23 volunteers accused of sexual abuse, courting returned to 1960. Most have been primarily based in Austin, and it’s not clear whether or not the sufferers have been scouts in each case. The maximum current neighborhood case came from 2014. A camp counselor turned into arrested for hiding a camera in a guys’ shower.
Bastrop County court docket records display Cory Cason changed into sentenced to 2 years’ probation.
Here is the total listing of names and the year of their arrest. Unless in any other case noted, they lived in Austin:
Kenneth W. James – 1979
Billy Ray McMillian (Smithville) – 1986
Frank H. Morris – 1986
Robert M. Kelley, Jr. – 1988
James W. Jackson – 1988
Mike J. Dugan – 1988
John Charles Herberg – 1989
Alexander Dalton – 1989
Jason Meyer – 1989
Rankin Conwill – 1989
Clifford Bendler (Marble Falls) – 1990
Robert G. Chevalier – 1992
Stanley Wilson Washington – 1992
John Rayburn – 1992
Charles W. Smith – 1994
Joe Padron – 2003
Michael John Marks – 2003
Arnold M. Comer, Jr. – 2004
Bub W. Wilson – 2006
Martin E. Turner – 2006
David Kyle Hawkins – 2010
Allen Orsag – 2013
Cory Cason – 2014
Local Boy Scout Spokesman Charles Mead says they had been all removed from scouting and placed in the Boy Scouts’ “Ineligible Volunteer” document following their arrest. “We sense there’s no person who is above reproach on the subject of operating with the children in our software,” stated Mead. Attorney Jeff Anderson released testimony this week that stated 7,819 former leaders had been worried about sexually abusing kids national for decades. The testimony additionally said 12,254 sufferers had been recognized.
Those numbers had never been recognized to the public before, in keeping with a spokesperson with Jeff Anderson & Associates. “We feel it’s a public imperative to launch this data and urge the Boy Scouts to launch the almost 3,000 files that are still held the secret so that groups can be notified if they have a sexual predator among them,” spokesperson Stacey Benson wrote in an email. “The proper significance of sexual abuse in scouting has yet to be acknowledged, and that is one-way survivors can get a few types of accountability.”
But Mead says abuse instances in the organization are down, locally and nationally. He tells KXAN it’s due to stronger crook historical past and reference exams applied a decade in the past. Once 12 months while human beings would register with the Boy Scouts, in step with the testimony, 17 people could collect in a room to confirm that nobody applying changed into on that listing of “ineligible volunteers.” Mead also says as a part of BSA’s Youth Protection Guidelines, one scout is against the law from being left on my own with just one grownup.
“We can by no means relaxation, looking at our youth protection recommendations,” stated Mead. “And making sure that if there is something that we can do to make our software that a whole lot safer, that we’re doing it.”
Since the discharge of the testimony, the attorney’s workplace has heard from dozens of people, survivors blanketed, who are coming forward and offering records on different perpetrators who won’t have been publicly recognized in the past, Benson stated.