October 04, 2005

Scouts, church facing lawsuit

Cincinnati Post

By Tony Cook
Post staff reporter

Local scout leaders and the sponsor of a troop - the Archdiocese of Cincinnati - should have prevented two teens from sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy during two separate camping trips.

That's the central allegation in a lawsuit filed Monday against the Boy Scouts of America, the Dan Beard Council, St. Veronica Catholic Church in Mount Carmel and the archdiocese on behalf of the abused boy's parents.

The lawsuit - which uses pseudonyms for both plaintiffs and defendants - alleges two teens 13 to 14 sexually abused the boy during scouting trips to Camp Friedlander in Clermont County and a camp in Ripley in the summer of 2003 of Troop 135, sponsored by St. Veronica.

Posted by kshaw at October 4, 2005 08:28 AM