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'Perversion Files' Include 179 MA Cases

As part of the settlement in a multi-million-dollar sex abuse case, files containing information on thousands of possible crimes have been released.

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 inappropriate sexual behavior away from children. The cases were not shared with parents or police.

The files became public Thursday as part of an $18.5 million settlement between the Boy Scouts and a victim.

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. One Natick case is listed as well as some from surrounding towns such as Marlborough and Framingham.

Here is a list of the 179 cases in Massachusetts, according to the L.A. Times files. When clicking on this link, sort the cases by "Massachusetts" to get the full list.

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