GREEN BAY - Details of the alleged cover-up of widespread reported sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts Organization were made public.
The cases date back decades.
Thousands of pages of documents were released after an order from the Oregon Supreme Court, and we've been able to find some allegations came from within the state.
The so-called "perversion files" are now out for the world to see.
And the attorney behind the two-year legal battle to obtain them says it's a shame it's taken this long.
"Child abuse thrives in secrecy and secret systems are where it breeds and these secrets are out," said Portland attorney Kelly Clark.
The documents contain detailed accusations of sexual abuse by scoutmasters and adult volunteers from 1959 to 1985.
Some have been proven, others not.
According to the Scouts' own count, more than a third of the reports weren't reported to police.
The president of Boy Scouts of America apologized to both the victims and their families.
"There's no question that there are times in the past, and these go back to 40-50 years old, where we did not do the job that we should have," explained BSA president Wayne Perry. "For that, and for people hurt, and for that we are profoundly sorry."
After reviewing the documents, we did find 29 allegations in Wisconsin.
That includes nine in Northeast Wisconsin, dating as far back as 1961.
"One case of abuse is too many," said Bay-Lakes Council Scout executive Mark Logemann during a phone interview with FOX 11.
Regional Scout executive, Mark Logemann, says he's not familiar with any of these allegations, but he says work is being done to keep the kids safe.
"I can't comment on the past, I can only tell you that today, any good faith suspicion of abuse much be reported to law enforcement and we immediately remove that individual from scouting," Logemann said.
Despite the dark cloud now hanging over the organization, scout officials continue to call scouting today a "leader among youth serving organizations in preventing child abuse."
Currently, scout officials say all employees and volunteers go through background checks.
Leaders also have to go through youth protection training programs a minimum of every two years.
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