The trail of Richard Turley

Des­pite a 1975 felony child-steal­ing con­vic­tion and a stint in a state hos­pit­al as a men­tally dis­ordered sex of­fend­er, Richard “Rick” Tur­ley spent the next dec­ade in­volved in Scout­ing, through which he met and mo­les­ted boys in South­ern Cali­for­nia and Brit­ish Columbia. His vic­tims num­ber at least 15, ac­cord­ing to court re­cords and con­fid­en­tial Boy Scouts of Amer­ica files.

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Published: Oct. 28, 2011
Sources: Boy Scouts of America, U.S. and Canadian court records, Scouts Canada
Credits: Kim Christensen, Jason Felch, Maloy Moore, Canadian Broadcasting Corp. , TimelineSetter

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