scout drawingYesterday, Crew Janci LLP filed a new child sexual abuse lawsuit against Boy Scouts of America in Minnesota.  We are proud to be representing the victim in this case — John Doe 153 — who suffered severe and repeated abuse by his Scoutmaster (Leland Opalinksi).

This case also highlights the ongoing problem of child pornography and sexual exploitation by pedophile Scout Leaders.

Here is some of the media coverage of this most recent case filed by Crew Janci LLP and our Minnesota co-counsel, Patrick Noaker:

 

 

 

“Minnesota’s Child Victim Act allows victims of child sexual abuse in Scouting to seek justice, truth and change now — no matter how long ago the violations happened.”

Minnesota has an extensive history of child sexual abuse in Scouting.  The Boy Scouts kept secret files on allegations of sexual abuse in cub packs and scout troops from all parts of Minnesota, including:

Apple Valley Floyd Fenten Pietz
Bloomington Dale Lawrence Astleford
Chisholm Mark Lewis Tancabel
Eagan Robert H. GIlbert
Fairvault Lawrence M. Atkins
International Falls Bernard J. Permar
Maplewood Gerhard Voll
Minneapolis Michael Stachowski
Minneapolis Gary Frederick Rolloff
Minneapolis Irving W. Beck, Jr.
Minneapolis Malcolm Willis McConahy
Minneapolis James W. Bartlett
Minneapolis Martin Ronald Koski
Minneapolis James William Froehlig
Moorhead Walter Kise
Mounds View Paul E. Levang
Rochester Richard Hokanson
Saint Paul Leland (Lee) Opalinski
St Paul Richard Fred Swendiman
St Paul Donald Leonard Keys
St. Louis Park Robert Martin Peterson
St. Paul Roger Novak
St. Paul David Jerome Beardsley

You can view these secret files here.

There are also publicly-revealed records that indicate that there are 47 other Minnesota Perversion Files kept by the Boy Scouts of America that have not been released to the public.  These include secret files from the following Minnesota communities:

Afton
Alexandria
Apple Valley
Bemidji
Blaine
Blue Earth
Brainerd
Coon Rapids
Eagan
Edina
Elton Hills
Fairmont
Faribault
Fergu Falls
Forest Lake
Hawley
Kenyon
Mankato
Minneapolis
New Ulm
Oakdale
Rochester
Rushford
Sabin
Sauk Centre
Sleepy Eye
St. Cloud
St. Louis Park
St. Paul
Waseca
West St. Paul
Winona
Woodbury

If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual abuse in Scouting, there is still time to do something about it.  Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation to learn about your options.  Call us toll free at 1-888-407-0224 or use our confidential online form.   We will treat you with dignity and hold what you share with us strictly confidential.

You are not alone.  We are here to help.  Now is the time.

Peter Janci

About Peter Janci

Peter has represented more than one hundred victims of sexual abuse over nearly a decade.  ...