Southeastern MA: Local men among alleged Boy Scout child molesters

Seven men from the South Shore and southeastern Massachusetts are among the scores of Boy Scout leaders and others accused of molesting children decades ago.

The information comes from more than 14,000 formerly-private documents known as the “perversion files” the organization released under court order.

The records show that three of the seven men were convicted of crimes, one before he became a scout leader.

It’s unclear whether criminal charges were ever pursued against the others, though they were kicked out of the Boy Scouts.

In one 1969 case, a Quincy man was banned from the Scouts after he was accused of molesting six boys on a bus trip, but no charges were filed after the man resigned his position as a troop leader and a school teacher.

The men were also from Duxbury, Hanson, Hull, Brockton, Stoughton and Milton.

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