SAN DIEGO, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorneys representing the victim of child sexual abuse, allegedly committed by an employee of Mataguay Scout Ranch, have filed a civil lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Mataguay Scout Ranch, and the alleged perpetrator, Glenn Jordan.
The suit alleges that at age 14 to 15 the victim was sexually abused in a hot tub and other locations by Glenn Jordan, a camp counselor who was not properly supervised. Plaintiff's attorney John Manly said, "This case is not an isolated incident and even today Boy Scouts attend events without proper supervision. According to a December 2, 2012 report in the Los Angeles Times entitled, Boy Scouts opposition to background checks let pedophiles in, the BSA did not require criminal background checks for all employees and volunteers until 2008, years after this alleged abuse took place."
The case will be used to force the Boy Scouts to disclose a list, maintained by the Boy Scouts but kept private from the public, known to contain names of individuals within the organization who had been credibly accused of abusing a child. "Even today they are keeping this 'perversion file' secret," said Plaintiff's attorney John Manly. "Had it been made public, countless youths would be protected from sexual predators. The alleged perpetrator in this case, Glenn Jordan, has been arrested for sex crimes against children and is now on Megan's list, but we don't know if he was previously identified as a threat by the Boy Scouts."
According to the complaint, after Plaintiff joined the Boy Scouts of America he attended Mataguay Scout Ranch every summer from 1998-2000. The Ranch operated one-week sleep-away camps throughout the summer where Defendant, Glenn Jordan, worked as a counselor. Glenn Jordan met and took an interest in Plaintiff in 1998 when Plaintiff was fourteen years old. Jordan brought Plaintiff over to his house and invited him into the hot tub where Jordan fondled the Plaintiff.
The next occurrence took place at the same Ranch the following year when Plaintiff was fifteen years old, in either September or October 1999. During camp, Jordan sodomized Plaintiff five to ten times and orally copulated Plaintiff. Jordan made Plaintiff orally copulate him. Jordan made Plaintiff ejaculate on him. Jordan told Plaintiff that he loved him. Jordan made him get into the camp hot tub naked with other minors. At least a dozen instances of abuse are alleged.
The abuse ended when Plaintiff reported it to the police and his parents.
About John Manly and Manly & Stewart: The founding partner at Manly & Stewart in Irvine, California, John Manly was named one of California's "Top 100 Attorneys" by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and is California's preeminent attorney representing victims of sexual abuse. Over the past decade, John and his legal team have been heavily involved in the most significant sexual abuse actions litigated across the nation, assisting in the recovery of more than a billion dollars—through trial and settlement—on behalf sexual abuse victims.
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About Martha Escutia and The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP: Senator Martha Escutia (Ret.) is a former member of the California State Assembly and State Senate and is a co-founding partner of the Newport Beach-based law firm, The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP. While a member of the California Legislature, Senator Escutia was instrumental in passing new laws that greatly enhanced the ability of sexual abuse survivors to bring civil claims for damages. The Senators Firm represents individuals and families who have been injured or abused.
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