Boy Scouts Who Were Sexually Abused in New York Have Rights

On August 14, the New York Child Victims Act went into effect, allowing the victims of sexual abuse to bring claims that were previously barred by statutes of limitations. Specifically, those who are age 55 and under can bring claims against the Boy Scouts, religious institutions, public schools and others for sexual abuse at the hands of those entrusted with their safety.

For decades, many Boy Scouts (and Girl Scouts) have suffered with the emotional, physical and psychological scars of sexual abuse. All too often, these abuses were covered up, children were threatened, and victims retreated into silent suffering.

With the passage of the New York Child Victims Act, those 55 and under now have a 1 year window of opportunity to pursue claims for sexual abuse at the hands of Boy Scout leaders, other parents supervising activities and others.

Alonso Krangle, LLP, a law firm that focuses on protecting the rights of those who are the victims of childhood sexual abuse, is actively investigating claims of sexual abuse by the Boy Scouts of America, the clergy, schools and other organizations.

It has been estimated that over 10,000 children have reported sexual abuse by scout leaders and those involved in the Boy Scouts. An undeterminable number of others were too afraid to come forward and speak for themselves. An oppressive law in New York cut off their rights at age 23, an age where they were still intimidated and suffering the scars of abuse.

Under the New York Child Victims Act, they have the legal right to pursue claims for a period of one year, beginning on August 14, 2019. This law will allow them to bring suit against the Boy Scouts, schools, religious institutions and other groups that were responsible for their well-being, and instead became their source of abuse.

If you or a loved one has been sexually abused by those in the Boy Scouts, a religious institution, a school or other organization, contact our lawyers immediately. Thousands of cases are being filed, and the time to bring yours is limited. Call now for a confidential, discrete and compassionate discussion of your situation and your rights. Call 800-403-6191 now.