KOIN 6 News

October 3, 2007

PORTLAND – Four more men filed suit against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ("LDS" or "Mormon" Church) alleging child abuse at the hands of Timur Dykes.

Dykes was a Sunday School teacher, an elder in the Church and a Boy Scout Leader. Dykes was first convicted for childhood sexual abuse in the 1980s and has since been convicted several times for child abuse.

In February, two brothers files suit against the Mormon Church, claiming that the Church knew for several years about Dykes’ history.

The previous suit named the Boy Scouts of American and the Cascade Pacific Counsel of the Boys Scouts as well as the Mormon Church as defendants. The new suit, filed Wednesday, names both institutions as defendants.