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Lawsuit: BSA has records of scout-on-scout sex abuse

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There are new renewed calls for the Boy Scouts of America to open their "sex files" after alleged scout-on-scout sexual abuse.

Lawsuits claim three abuse cases in Florida could have been avoided had the files been made public. Court documents detail the instances in 2007 and 2009 involving two different teen leaders with two different troops.

The suit claims the organization kept records of scout-on-scout sexual abuse but stayed silent about it, putting other children at risk.

"We think it's unbelievable that the BSA would have kept records of boys sexually abusing other boys and not do anything to disseminate that information," said Damian Mallard, an attorney for the victims.

The Boy Scouts responded with a statement saying, "While we can't comment on the lawsuit, we extend our deepest sympathies to those involved. The safety of our youth members is of paramount importance."

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