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Animated videos: Boy Scouts' new tactic to fight sex abuse

Jun. 20, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Under financial pressure from sex-abuse litigation, the Boy Scouts of America are seeking to bolster their abuse-prevention efforts with a new awareness program featuring cartoon-style videos that will be provided to more than 1.2 million Cub Scouts across the nation. Targeted at children...

In emotional interviews, ex-Scouts open up about abuse

May. 28, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sharing their stories doesn't come easily for these middle-aged men. At times, their eyes well up or their voices crack as they describe being sexually abused in the Boy Scouts and suffering from emotional damage long afterward. Looking back, they all remember vividly how excited they were...