Lawsuit Claims Boy Scout Counselor Sexually Abused Teenager

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    A lawsuit was filed against the Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday by a group that claims one of its counselors sexually abused a teenage boy.

    The lawsuit claims the 14-year-old victim was repeatedly sexually abused by counselor Glenn Jordan in a hot tub at Mataguay Scout Ranch near Warner Springs.

    Boy Scouts Sued for Alleged Sexual Abuse

    [DGO] Boy Scouts Sued for Alleged Sexual Abuse
    A lawsuit was filed against the Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday by a group that claims one of its counselors sexually abused a teenage boy.

    Jordan, 47, is a registered sex offender in California and served seven years in prison. He has five previous charges against him involving a minor, according to Megan’s Law. Jordan, shown in a picture below from Megan's Law, currently lives in Riverside County.

    NBC 7 San Diego reached out to Jordan and the local Boy Scouts chapter for comment, but calls and emails were not returned.

    Attorney John Manly is suing Jordan -- and the local and national Boy Scouts -- for negligence, assault, sexual harassment and other damages. The attorney says his client was 14 years old when Jordan allegedly abused him.   

    "And finally, at 29, he has the courage to say it and to make the connection only recently between the problems in his life and what happened to him,” said Manly at a press conference on Wednesday.

    That lawyer says his client suffered in silence for more than ten years, as the abuse happened between 1999 and 2000.

    Manly said he also wants the Scouts to open certain files, which have details about other alleged abuses. He says the Scouts should stop protecting former leaders and volunteers who are linked to the sexual abuse of teenage boys.

    “Give those files to law enforcement today, and make them public, so parents will know if their children are safe,” Manly said.

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