By Gina Parosa
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Victim’s attorney wants a jury to agree that the Scouts were at fault for allowing Donald Santy to be a scout leader.
An anonymous man who is 60 years old is suing the Boy Scouts, saying a leader sexually abused him in the early 1960s. Attorney Kelly Clark says the statute of limitations has not run out in this case, because the victim only recently revealed he was abused by Donald Santy. Santy did time for sex abuse in 1961, but this victim did not reveal his abuse at the time. Clark says the man has had successful careers in the military and business, but now wants money to pay for the mental stress he is suffering now. The victim has already received one cash settlement in connection with this abuse, but the Boy Scouts wouldn’t pay. He is hoping a jury will agree that the Scouts were at fault for allowing Santy to be a leader.