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Sep
2010
Boy Scouts Settle Suit with Victims of Abuse

The Boy Scouts of America have reached a financial settlement with six men who say they were sexually abused when they were members of the same troop in Oregon in the 1980's. the settlement comes after a trial in which a jury awarded Kerry Lewis, 38, a former scout, $19.9 million in damages in April. At the trial, a former assistant troop leader, Timur Dykes, admitted to molesting Mr. Lewis when he was about 12. For the settlement, the Boy Scouts were ordered to pay the State of Oregon $2.25 million in punitive damages.