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Published October 19, 2012, 02:33 PM

"Perversion files" Show Locals Helped Shield Boy Scout Leaders, Others

PORTLAND, Ore. — Again and again, decade after decade, an array of authorities — police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and local Boy Scout leaders among them — quietly shielded scoutmasters and others accused of molesting children, a newly opened trove of confidential papers shows.

By: Nigel Duara, Associated Press

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