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PORTLAND – A sex abuse case has been filed against the Boy Scouts of America and its Oregon chapter.

A former scout has accused Donald Santy of sexually abusing him when he was about 10.

Santy was both a scout leader and served as the executive director of the Boys Club of Portland.

The lawyer of the plantiff, Kelly Clark, says, "It is not unusual for an individual such as Donald Santy to have several positions of trust at the same time, such as here, where he is both a trusted Boy Scout Leader, and the trusted executive of the Boys Club. My client, then approximately 10 or 11 years old, without a father figure in his life, latched onto Donald Santy, whom he thought cared about him and whom he could trust. Unfortunately, as is so often the case, that trust was betrayed."

The accuser is now 60 and resides in Portland. According to Clark, he never told anyone about his abuse until recently.