Averhart was 15 when he reported in being molested by his scout leader William Sheehan over four years at camp. Read more of Aaron's story: 'It was hush, hush. It made me sick. Are there more victims?
I was thrilled to be a Boy Scout, then for months I was sexually abused by my scoutmaster
Graphic excerpt from victim's book about sex abuse at Boy Scout camp
At times, their eyes well up or their voices crack as they describe being sexually abused in the Boy Scouts and suffering from emotional damage long afterward. Jackson, whose unit leader was convicted of sodomy and imprisoned for about 18 months, is among hundreds of men across the U. Many of the men are from New York, which this year adjusted its restrictive statute-of-limitations law. The changes allow victims of long-ago abuse to sue for damages during a one-year window starting in August.
These Men Say the Boy Scouts' Sex Abuse Problem Is Worse Than Anyone Knew
Editor's note: On Monday, Aug. The lawyers also represent nearly other clients alleging abuse while scouting. The author of this column is one of those other nearly clients. This column was originally published June 10,
Join one of our weekly chat-based support groups , facilitated by a counselor. I'm gonna try to make the best of it. I don't have a lot of friends. I don't let people in very much. Jason became active in the church, in sports, and in the Boy Scouts.