New Fairfield Men Sue Scouts

A pair of lawsuits have been filed on behalf of two New Fairfield men saying they were molested by the same boy scout troop leader when they were scouts in the 1970s and 80s.

The suits are against the Fairfield County Council of Boy Scouts and national Boy Scout Organization, saying in each case, neither did anything to stop the molestation from happening to the boys. The abuse started when each was 11.

The scoutmaster named in the suits led Troop 137 for some 18 years and has been convicted for sexual assault in a different case, though he is not named in either of these suits.

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