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Minn. judge orders release of more Boy Scout 'perversion files'

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    Thursday, October 18 2012 7:15 PM EDT2012-10-18 23:15:04 GMT
    The Boy Scouts released thousands of pages of documents Thursday showing just how many child sex abuse investigations and cover-ups there were. The files include 23 people from Minnesota.
    The Boy Scouts have been under fire for years for child sex abuse allegations, and now there are thousands of pages of documents released showing just how many investigations and cover-ups there were. The files include 23 people from Minnesota.

By STEVE KARNOWSKI
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota judge has ordered the release of confidential Boy Scout records on sexual abuse from 1999 to 2008.

Ramsey County Judge Elena Ostby issued the order Tuesday in a lawsuit involving a former Burnsville scoutmaster now serving a 21-year prison sentence for molesting four scouts. The lawsuit was filed by one of the victims.

That victim's attorney, Jeff Anderson, says the files are from a later period than the internal Boy Scouts of America records known as the "perversion files," which were released last October by court order in Oregon.

The Minnesota judge ordered that identifying information in the files be blacked out, but Anderson's co-counsel Paul Mones said the material could still be used to establish patterns of abuse.

Attorneys for the Boy Scouts didn't immediately return messages.

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