And suddenly things got harder. In , Turley went on to assault four boys, three of which were scouts, in Victoria, British Columbia. Although Molyneaux denied the charges, at trial he was found guilty of two counts of first-degree sodomy, two counts of second-degree sodomy, and one count of first-degree sexual abuse. In , at age 16, Stowell had previously admitted to police that he molested a 6-year-old, which Scout officials were also aware of. These policies are primarily for the protection of its youth members; however, they also serve to protect its adult leaders from false accusations of abuse. The victim claimed the abuse began in , when he was 13 years old, but New York 's statute of limitations had already expired on acts before As parents, we have the crappy job of making decisions regarding our kids. At Schwartz's arraignment, the prosecution produced an audio recording of Schwartz admitting to and apologizing for the abuse in a conversation with his victim. I understand most states will provide the list of Sex Offenders, but not details. All of a sudden, it's gotten blown out of the water and the public knows that the Scouts have had this problem, too -- just like the Catholic Church. I was a Girl Scout for years, and had the pleasure of working for the organization after college, and I am chomping at the bit for Gigi to be old enough to join. And while he may not understand all that in the grand scheme of equality and civil rights and humanity, would he understand that it meant that his friend's dad couldn't be his leader?