Boy Scouts face nearly 90,000 sex abuse claims in bankruptcy case

For many years, Gill Gayle thought his story of being sexually abused in Boy Scouts was distinctive.

Two Scout leaders abused him within the 1970s, Gayle mentioned. The incidents had been unrelated: The lads lived in several cities in Alabama and didnt know one another.

Gayle was in sixth grade when the primary scoutmaster fondled him whereas on a tenting journey. He repeated the abuse over months. After Gayles household moved throughout his eighth-grade 12 months, he mentioned he awakened on the second scoutmasters home to the person violently raping him.

Years later, after remedy helped him cope with melancholy, substance abuse and suicidal ideas and makes an attempt, Gayle, now 58, is aware of his story is all too frequent.

On Monday, Gayles claims had been among the many practically 90,000 filed by the deadline within the Boy Scouts federal chapter case the largest-ever youngster intercourse abuse case involving a single nationwide group.

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