No Attleboro or Seekonk name appears in the so-called Perversion Files that include suspected, and in some cases convicted, child molesters associated with the Boy Scouts of America from 1965 to 1985. The files secretly maintained by the nation's most popular youth organization were released to the public Thursday following a June order from the Oregon Supreme Court.
However, an Attleboro name is included on a separate list made public earlier this month by Seattle attorney Timothy Kosnoff. This list includes nearly 2,000 scout volunteers who, Kosnoff wrote on his website, were "expelled for alleged inappropriate sexual conduct with children." According to Kosnoff's website, a man was "investigated for child molestation" in 1991 and his registration with the scouts was suspended. Each name on the list includes a city tag. The city tag for this name is "SouthAttleboro."
Attleboro-Seekonk Patch has chosen not to reveal the person's name since we cannot verify he was ever charged, convicted or even investigated by the police for child molestation.
Kosnoff states on his website that he has represented clients in more than 100 sex abuse cases against the Boy Scouts. His list, which covers allegations from 1971 to 1991, was compiled through documents "over many years and from a variety of sources, including court cases and those who had access to the [Boy Scouts] database," according to his website.
Information from Kosnoff has been included in the Los Angeles Times' database of approximately 5,000 adults who were kicked out of the Boy Scouts from 1947 to 2005 because of child sex abuse allegations.
Attempts to contact the Attleboro-associated man on Kosnoff's list were not successful. Mark Nelson, scout executive for the Annawon Council, which administers scout troops in the area including those in Attleboro, declined comment for this story. He referred Patch to the national office. Messages left with the national office were not returned.