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Minnesota Boy Scout leader returned to troop after conviction for abuse

The 1991 Minnesota case is among 125 instances in which a blacklist meant to keep pedophiles away from boy scouts failed. The Los Angeles Times reviewed more than 1,000 Boy Scout files dating from 1970 to 1991. It found suspected - or convicted - abusers often found their way back into scouting in spite of a blacklist.
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The 1991 Minnesota case is among 125 instances in which a blacklist meant to keep pedophiles away from boy scouts failed. The Los Angeles Times reviewed more than 1,000 Boy Scout files dating from 1970 to 1991. It found suspected - or convicted - abusers often found their way back into scouting in spite of a blacklist.

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