Another lawsuit has been filed against the Boy Scouts of America, alleging childhood sexual abuse in the late 1980’s.
We applaud Melvin Novak for having the courage to come forward and tell the public what happened to him. We hope that other victims who are suffering in silence will be inspired by his strength and will be encouraged to make a report of their own.
This lawsuit is another reminder of the sad fact that institutions like the Boy Scouts have protected and continue to protect abusers over the abused. We urge the BSA to do everything in its power to identify those who have been victimized by scout leaders in and to use all their resources to help them heal and find their abusers.
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