More than 80,000 sexual abuse claims expected against US Boy Scouts
More than 80,000 sexual abuse claims expected against US Boy Scouts

Washington (AFP) – More than 80,000 victims of sexual abuse that took place in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are expected to come forward by Monday evening, the deadline to receive compensation from the organization, a lawyer for the victims told AFP.  Attorney Andrew Van Arsdale said he expected the group of claimants by 5:00 pm (2200 GMT) to be around eight times the size of the 11,000 claims brought worldwide against the Catholic Church. “We are devastated by the number of lives impacted by past abuse in scouting and moved by the bravery of those who have come forward,” the scouting organ…

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