Review Details Sex Abuse Claims Against Boys and Girls Clubs

AP
August 15, 2019 - 9:44 am

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NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — The number of people who have said they were sexually abused as children by employees, volunteers and others at Boys and Girls Clubs of America affiliates adds up to 250 victims in 30 states.

That's according to an investigation by Hearst Connecticut Media.

The review of criminal convictions and civil lawsuits dating to the 1970s turned up 95 abuse cases involving people associated with the nonprofit youth development organization, which serves more than 4.5 million youths a year at its 4,600 local centers.

John Miller is senior vice president of field services for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He says the entire organization is dedicated to keeping children safe.