Editor's Note: Patch was unable to verify if the actions described herein were connected to criminal action and therefore we are not naming the accused.
The Boy Scouts of America removed a University City man from leading a Clayton troop in 1970 after hearing the man was a “sexual deviate,” according to recently released confidential files detailing hundreds of cases of alleged sexual abuse against Boy Scouts over decades.
The Big Brother Organization alerted the Boy Scouts that a troop leader from University City, was removed after “unbecoming conduct” described only as “homosexuality,” according to the files.
The report does not mention if the conduct involved children. A search in Missouri’s court records did not turn up any cases involving the accused.
At the time, Boy Scout officials said they would use the information to prevent the accused from serving with the organization again.
The case is one of thousands recently released by the Boy Scouts after decades. The Scouts used the files, which they called the "uneligible volunteer" files, to prevent certain men from participating as Scout volunteers or employees.
For more on this story, read about the case of a Hazelwood man accused of sexual assault in the 1960s while serving as a Boy Scout leader.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual assault or rape, call the 24/7 Safe Connections hotline at 314-531-2003.
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