Deadline arrives for sex-abuse claims in Boy Scouts bankruptcy case, with tens of thousands filed

SEATTLE — Before a Monday deadline, tens of thousands of men — including scores from Washington — already have filed sexual-abuse claims against the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in a federal bankruptcy case the national organization hopes will help it emerge from the cloud of a decades-old scandal.But the sheer flood of claims that already have rolled in has revealed the hidden horrors of pedophilia perpetuated in scouting programs at a level vastly more widespread than previously known, some claimants lawyers said.Not only does the far-reaching bankruptcy case now jeopardize the national BSA’s…

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