Attorney Tim Conlon of TJC ESQ will serve as co-counsel in a class-action lawsuit brought against the Boy Scouts of America and its Fairfield chapter on behalf of 17 former scouts and 2 women who claim to have been repeatedly molested by a former Scoutmaster from 1963 to 1975. The abuser, Ridgefield man Donald Dennis, allegedly used his status as a scout leader to force scouts into engaging in oral and anal sex – in the case of one of the plaintiffs, occurring more than 1,000 times. Dennis, who was an auxiliary Connecticut state trooper during the time and would frequently wear his uniform to meetings, reportedly used any opportunity he had alone with the children to carry out the sexual assaults. Dennis died in 2013.
The Boy Scouts of America has released a statement since news of the lawsuit broke, expressing their sympathies for those affected and claiming that the organization had no knowledge of Dennis’ behavior. The lawsuit claims that the Boy Scouts of America acted negligently knowing that “scouting was being used and exploited by child molesters to gain access to and gain the trust of Scouts,” yet did “nothing to alter its Scouting program.” It is the single largest lawsuit ever brought against the organization pertaining to one scoutmaster.
Attorney Conlon will represent the plaintiffs alongside Attorney Brooke Goff of The Reinken Law Firm. For more information about this high-profile case, check out the following links:
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