List of Suspected and Accused Boy Scout Molesters Includes Southington Man

The list, which includes information from 1970 to 1991, was compiled by a Seattle lawyer who is suing the Boy Scouts of America.

Twenty-one Connecticut men are among a long list of Boy Scout leaders who were ejected by the Boy Scouts of America between 1970 and 1991 after the organization learned that they had either been charged with or accused of molestation or other sexual malfeasance.

The names are part of a long list compiled by Seattle lawyer Timothy Kosnoff, who calls his list "the largest compilation of criminological data of child molestation in a youth organization anywhere," according to a story today by The Star-Ledger of Newark, NJ. A Southington man was named on the list.

It includes 21 Connecticut men from 18 Connecticut towns who served in the scouts, some dating back to the early-1970s. Some were charged with rape, other types of sexual assaults, risk of injury to a minor and impairing the morals of a minor.

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The towns are Hartford, Groton, Bridgeport, Storrs, Wolcott, Norwich, East Hartford, Vernon, Brooklyn, Berlin, Mystic, Meriden, Ashford, Stamford, Southington, Glastonbury, Madison, and Willimantic.

Kosnoff’s list is separate from the official internal list compiled Boy Scout officials over the last four several decades of troop leaders suspected or accused of inappropriate conduct. That list will be released today.

The Boy Scouts of  America today is releasing documents related to a lawsuit Kosnoff against the organization.

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Joe D October 19, 2012 at 10:28 AM
Humm, I am looking at the list (http://www.kellyclarkattorney.com/files/) and I don't see a Southington man. Who is this guy? Name please.
Mike Leone October 19, 2012 at 01:33 PM
02/12/88 David A. Bishop 692 31 Southington CT Alleged child sexual abuse. Sentenced to five years. Pled guilty to multiple sexual assaults against Troop members. Registration suspended
Mike Leone October 19, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Odd he's not on the CT sex offender registry. Hopefully he's dead.........
WhiskeyTangoFoxrot October 19, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Castrate all of them. If they cant use it right cut it off..
Csmith October 19, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Looks like he was taken off the registry back in 2008. http://articles.courant.com/2008-10-03/news/sexlist1003.art_1_new-britain-waterbury-east-haven
Mike Leone October 22, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Why would they take someone off the registry? These guys don't seem to outgrow molesting children


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