Boys & Girls Club Sex Abuse
Many of the children who attend Boys & Girls Clubs come from broken or impoverished families and often view the clubs as a place to obtain their most substantial meal of the day. That’s why the reports of abuse of BGCA.Org participants is appalling. The abusers preyed on some of our nation’s most vulnerable children.
The attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen and its legal teams are actively filing lawsuits against Boys & Girls Club USA on behalf of sexual abuse victims. You may be entitled to a financial recovery if you were sexually abused by Boys & Girls Clubs of America members or its affiliates. Call our sexual abuse lawsuit attorneys today at 1-800-718-4658 for a confidential, free consultation or complete the confidential, free “Do I Have A Claim?” form on the right.
250 victims in 30 states claim to have been sexually abused when they were children by “employees, volunteers and other members of Boys & Girls Club[s] of America affiliates,” according to a six-month investigation.
The victims were as young as six years old and some of them endured sexual abuse for years. You may be entitled to financial compensation if you or a loved one was a victim of Boys & Girls Clubs sexual abuse. Contact the Nadrich & Cohen Law Firm today at 1-800-718-4658 today for a free, confidential consultation or contact us using the live chat feature or contact form on this page.
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BGCA.org Clubs Knew About Sexual Abuse Claims
Civil lawsuits from as far back as the 1970s allege that club leadership had knowledge of the sexual abuse and failed to report it to law enforcement, and that one accused abuser was allowed to move to another nearby club after his club was told that he sexually abused children.
The six-month investigation found six alleged failures to report sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities. These incidents included instances where BGCA club employees or volunteers were made aware of sexual abuse allegations and failed to report it, did nothing to stop it, didn’t believe the accusers, or tried to cover up the abuse.
A lawsuit states that three separate adults who worked at the same Boys & Girls Club in Connecticut were made aware that a counselor at the club molested and raped multiple boys, yet none of the three reported the sexual abuse to the authorities. The lawsuit states that one of the victims was told by the director of the club not to start “problems” when he reported the sexual abuse.
A pending civil lawsuit claims that a fifth grade boy from California told Boys & Girls Club employees that Paul “Dwayne” Kilgore sexually abused him in 2007 and 2010, yet nobody reported it to law enforcement. The lawsuit claims that the club also learned that Kilgore slept naked in bed with children in 2012, and again, nobody reported this to the police. Kilgore moved to a club in a different location after these allegations were made, and that club claims they were never made aware of the allegations reported to his previous club.
Paul Collins was fired from a Boys & Girls Club in Massachusetts after a boy’s parents reported that he molested the boy in 1980, but the allegations weren’t immediately reported to the police because the club director and the parents “agreed at that time they did not want to risk negative publicity for the club,” according to records from a criminal case.
Boys & Girls Club Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
Our legal teams are actively investigating and filing lawsuits against BGCA and its affiliates on behalf of participants who were molested or sexually abused. We believe that the Boys & Girls Club were negligent because they failed to take action to protect the children participating in their programs.
Filed lawsuits allege that some club administrations failed to follow the organization’s safety guidelines or neglected to conduct adequate background checks on employees and volunteers. Boys & Girls Clubs of America administrators said that accusations of child sexual abuse are not tracked at its clubs.
Lawsuits allege that Boys & Girls Clubs Of America Failed To Do The Following:
- Report sexual abuse to law enforcement
- Conduct adequate background checks on employees and volunteers
- Track allegations of sexual abuse
The organizations actions failed to adequately protect the children participating in their programs from sexual predators. Filed lawsuits allege that they knowingly failed to act, track and report sexual abuse. BGCA also failed to implement a rigorous background check process for all employees and volunteers of the program, putting the safety and wellbeing of child participants at risk.
Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Attorneys Of Nadrich & Cohen
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Our legal team has obtained over $350,000,000 on behalf of our clients. We provide exceptional results and personalized, discreet client service. Our lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning that you we never collect a fee unless a recovery is made.
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Do not wait. Call us today for a free and confidential consultation. There are strict time limits for making a claim. Our attorneys and legal teams handle sexual abuse claims in California and throughout the country. Speak with a member of our legal team now by calling 1-800-718-4658, using the live chat or completing the contact form on this page.