A Minnesota judge has ordered the release of confidential Boy Scout records on sexual abuse from 1999 to 2008.
Ramsey County Judge Elena Ostby issued the order Tuesday in a lawsuit involving a former Burnsville scoutmaster now serving a 21-year prison sentence for molesting four scouts. The lawsuit was filed by one of the victims.
That victim's attorney, Jeff Anderson, says the files are from a later period than the internal Boy Scouts of America records known as the "perversion files," which were released last October by court order in Oregon.
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The Minnesota judge ordered that identifying information in the files be blacked out, but Anderson's co-counsel Paul Mones said the material could still be used to establish patterns of abuse.
Attorneys for the Boy Scouts didn't immediately return messages.