Millions Awarded to Ex-Boy Scout Alleging He Was Sexually Abused 2,000 Times by His Scouting Leader
In a landmark verdict, a Missouri judge awarded $100 million to a man claiming he was sexually abused by his Scouting leader in the Boy Scouts of America. Valliant News reports that the 36-years-old Kansas City man, identified as “John Doe,” called out Scott Alan Bradshaw, a former Jackson County Boy Scout leader, for sexually abusing him for five years. Doe alleged that Bradshaw abused him upwards of 2,000 times between the ages of 12 and 17, the abuse happening “before, during, and after Scouting events.”
“I know it’s wrong now,” Doe said in a phone interview. “He totally brain-washed me.”
Doe claimed the repeated physical and sexual abuse included sodomy and rape, contributing to Doe’s PTSD and emotional trauma. Evidence presented in the case involved hand-written letters Bradshaw wrote to the plaintiff, including holiday cards, a Valentine’s Day card, and postcards.
During the trial, Bradshaw declined to answer questions, invoking his rights under the Fifth Amendment to not incriminate himself.
To read Valliant News’ full report of the trial, click here.