Boy Scouts Can Keep Abuse Files Secret

The Boy Scouts of America can keep their so-called “perversion files” secret for now, a Texas appeal judge has ruled. Back in August, a Texas judge had ordered the organization to release 27 years' worth of sexual-abuse complaints to attorneys of a former Scout who claimed he’d been sexually abused by a former Scoutmaster who was already behind bars. Thursday, however, a Texas appeals court sided with the Scouts’ request to keep their so-called perversion files private. The teenager’s attorneys are expected to respond to the court’s decision next week.