Boy Scouts helped alleged molesters cover tracks, files show. A paper trail of abuse. Since at least 1919, the Boy Scouts of America has maintained ineligible volunteer files intended to keep sexual abusers, among others, out of its ranks. The records have been closely held by the Scouts, which contends that confid*entiality is essential to protect victims, witnesses and anyone falsely accused. The Times reviewed about 1,600 of the files dating from 1970 to 1991. In hundreds of cases, sexual abuse was not reported to law enforcement, and Scout officials at times actively hid it from parents and the public. In at least 50 cases, the Boy Scouts expelled men for alleged sexual abuse, only to discover later that they had reentered the Scouts and were again accused of molesting. Here are files from some of those cases. The Times has redacted victims names and other identifying information. Some files in*clude explicit accounts of sexual abuse. Read more: 15 filled out reports of wonderful people doing the best for children and parents.. A paper trail of abuse - Documents - Los Angeles Times BSA in America. Best Sodomized Ass.. Contest!