June 1, 1971
Richard Turley's first documented case of molesting a child came in 1971 when he was 18. Decades later, he told The Times: "That person who was Rick Turley was a monster...going from troop to troop picking out who I thought it would be easy to offend against."
Richard Turley in a recent photo
July 1, 1971
Victim: Joey Day
Ten-year-old Joey Day meets Richard Turley, then an 18-year old Canadian Cub Scout leader who also works as a truck driver, when Turley delivers produce to the motel restaurant where Joey's mother works on Vancouver Island. Turley sexually molests the boy over the next two years.
Joey Day in a recent photo
Dec. 4, 1972
New Boy Scout policy
Boy Scout action
Boy Scouts of America's creates the "Maintaining Standards of Leadership" policy and advises BSA staff on how to confidentially document allegations of sexual abuse or other improprieties.
Feb. 2, 1975
Victim: Edward Iris
Eleven-year-old Edward Iris is kidnapped by Turley. They had met at a troop meeting in La Puente, Calif. Turley is arrested the next day. Read Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Edward Iris in a recent photo
May 1, 1975
Richard Turley pleads guilty to felony child-stealing and is sent to Patton State Hospital in California as a mentally disordered sex offender.
Nov. 1, 1976
Turley on probation
After 18 months at Patton State Hospital, Turley is deemed well enough to be released on five years' probation.
July 28, 1979
Three scouts molested
Richard Turley, now a program director at Lost Valley Boy Scout Reservation in San Diego County, admittedly molests three Scouts from a Fountain Valley troop.
Sept. 27, 1979
Alleged abuse documented
Boy Scout action
The Boys Scouts of America create a 'Confidential File' on Richard Turley.
Jan. 1, 1982
New Scouting position
Richard Turley who has returned to Victoria--British Columbia--after the Lost Valley incident, takes over a local Scout troop.
Jan. 1, 1983
Victim: Hugh Roberts
In early 1983, Richard Turley sexually assaults Hugh Roberts at an isolated campsite on Salt Spring Island in Canada. Hugh had joined Turley's troop the previous year.
Hugh Roberts in a recent photo
Sept. 1, 1984
Victim: Jason Davies
Eleven-year-old Jason Davies first meets Richard Turley through the Scouts in British Columbia. Turley will sexually molest Jason over the next decade.
Jason Davies in a recent photo
Jan. 1, 1985
Boy Scout action
At least two years after Richard Turley took over as a Scoutmaster, Canadian Scout officials ask Turley to step down. (Scouts Canada is independent of Boy Scouts of America.)
Dec. 4, 1988
Victim: British Columbia boy
Richard Turley sexually assaults a boy who has asked not to be identified at a public swimming pool in Oak Bay, British Columbia.
July 26, 1989
Richard Turley is sentenced in the1988 swimming pool assault to 30 days behind bars and two years probation with the order "Shall have no association or activity with groups of young people such as Boy Scouts...."
June 1, 1995
Police in Saanich, British Columbia, arrest Turley. He came under investigation after a woman he was involved with told police he had admitted to being sexually attracted to children.
Jan. 1, 1996
Molestation trial begins
Richard Turley goes to trial on 10 counts of sexually molesting six victims in Canada. Several of his victims, including Joey Day and Hugh Roberts, testify against him.
April 1, 1996
Richard Turley is convicted on five counts, ranging from indecent assault to sodomy. He is sentenced to seven years in Canadian prison, which is reduced to five years on appeal.
June 28, 2000
Released from prison
Richard Turley is released from Canadian prison to a halfway house. One of the conditions of his release is no contact with persons under 18.
Oct. 1, 2000
Richard Turley is sent back to prison after being caught in July "grooming" the two pre-teen boys of a woman he was dating in Canada.
Feb. 1, 2002
Richard Turley is released from prison with long-term supervision that includes participation in sex offender treatment.
Feb. 25, 2009
Richard Turley competes his long-term supervision.
Oct. 1, 2011
Richard Turley speaks to reporters from the Los Angeles Times and Canadian Broadcasting Corp. at a truck-stop motel in Alberta, Canada where he works as manager and handyman.