This past week, thousands of the “perversion files” of the Boy Scouts were released to the public, including dozens of entries from Illinois. The LA Times has posted a database with information pulled from these files, which includes direct links to some of the files. This database supplements the website released in Oregon last week.
For more than a decade, we have been using the perversion files to prosecute claims against the Boy Scouts. If you or someone you loved survived abuse while in Scouting, please contact one of our sexual abuse attorneys to learn your options.
The Sun Times is covering our work to hold the Christian Brothers accountable for the abuse of children at Leo High School, St. Laurence High School, and Brother Rice High School. As noted in the article, each of those schools harbored known sexual abusers.
On February 10, 2012, a bankruptcy court in New York issued a “bar date” deadline for survivors of sexual abuse by the Christian Brothers. The “bar date” is a deadline by which abuse survivors must file a claim with the bankruptcy court or they may be “barred” from ever filing a claim against the Christian Brothers.
We are closely involved with the bankruptcy and have posted the bankruptcy court order regarding this deadline, as well as the notice for sexual abuse survivors. This is an extremely important deadline that cannot be ignored. Please contact us if you have questions or want an update on the bankruptcy proceedings.