One hundred seventy nine Massachusetts cases of possible sexual abuse by Boy Scout troop leaders and volunteers may be part of the organization's "perversion files" released Thursday to the public.
For decades, the Boy Scouts of America kept the files as a way to keep volunteers suspected of inappopriate sexual behavior away from children. The cases were not shared with parents or police.
The Los Angeles Times has created a list of the cases by year, city, state and troop number. The newspaper's list includes the time period covered by today's release (1965 to 1985), but also other accusations and documents gathered and released in various court cases.
More than 40 men's names are included on the Massachusetts list. There are no Northborough names on the list, but neighboring towns with offenders include Marlborough, Shrewsbury and Framingham.