Oregon Man’s Sues Boy Scouts for $5.3 Million Over Molestation

July 25, 2014

A Portland, Ore. man who says he was molested by his Scout leader in the 1970s seeks $5.3 million in a lawsuit filed against the Boy Scouts of America.

The lawsuit filed Wednesday says the national office allowed the Portland branch to hire Calvin Malone, even though he had previously been banned from Scouting for providing alcohol to minors.

The Oregonian reported that Malone was convicted of rape and child molestation in 1993 and is being held in a special detention facility for sex offenders in Washington state. Besides Oregon, he served as a Scout leader in lawsuitWashington, Montana, California, Alabama, Germany and Switzerland.

Deron Smith, a spokesman for the Boy Scouts of America, said he could not comment on the pending litigation.

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  • July 25, 2014 at 3:41 pm
    Perplexed says:
    I'm with you on this one, Libby. Scumbag scout leader. Too bad there isn't some way that they have to do hard labor the rest of their lives to help pay the lawsuits awarded t... read more
  • July 25, 2014 at 1:57 pm
    Libby says:
    That might just be why it IS worth that amount. It may have scarred him so badly, it took him this long to get to a place of acknowledging it.
  • July 25, 2014 at 1:29 pm
    bob says:
    if it took him 40 years to get around to bring this up, it certainly isn't worth $5.3 million.
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