#childabuse | Boy Scouts Face Landmark Sex-Abuse Lawsuit in Washington, D.C.

A group of men who allege they were sexually abused when they belonged to the Boy Scouts of America filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., against the organization, testing the limits of the district’s new statute-of-limitations law.

The district recently enacted a measure allowing child sex-abuse victims who hadn’t been able to file civil claims because of statutes of limitations to sue the people responsible for the offense and the organizations to which they belonged. The law opened a two-year period, which began in May,…


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