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jAZ
12-10-2007, 10:21 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/07/us/07scoutmaster.html?ei=5124&en=d5f98688c4f3f11d&ex=1354770000&adxnnl=1&partner=digg&exprod=digg&adxnnlx=1197244964-qHvqKUHHqTPbhkWegs1U1w

Scout Leader in California Accused of Abuse

By CAROLYN MARSHALL
Published: December 7, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6 — A scout leader who once sued the City of Berkeley for challenging a national Boy Scout ban on members who are gay or atheist has been arrested on felony charges that for at least five years he sexually abused young males in the troops he led.

Sgt. Mary Kusmiss of the Berkeley police said the scout leader, Eugene A. Evans, 64, a retired high school teacher and for 35 years leader of the Berkeley Sea Scouts, was arrested at his home in nearby Kensington on Tuesday after investigators identified four youths, ages 13 to 17, who said they had been sexually abused by him.

Sergeant Kusmiss said the police began an investigation after a boy and his mother came to them with accusations on Nov. 14.


Mr. Evans is scheduled to appear in Alameda County Superior Court on Friday to enter a plea on 19 felony counts of sexual assault.

Mr. Evans’s lawyer, Philip Schnayerson, said Thursday that “hundreds” of former scouts and friends had called to voice support.

“There have been no complaints of improper or criminal behavior in any of the communities he has lived in,” Mr. Schnayerson said of his client.

Mr. Evans sued the city in his role as a leader of the Sea Scouts, an affiliate program of the Boy Scouts. The city, after providing free berthing for a Sea Scouts boat for 60 years, said in 1998 that a Boy Scout policy barring gay scouts and atheists violated Berkeley’s rules against discrimination. The city said the Scouts would have to leave the berth or pay $500 a month rent.

Mr. Evans sued for discrimination and for violating the Scouts’ First Amendment rights. The California Supreme Court ruled in favor of Berkeley.

Radar Chief
12-10-2007, 10:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0Rqa_vSzhs

I searched YouTube for the Southpark episode where Big Gay Al was kicked out of the scouts as a leader and a child molester took his place but couldn’t find it. So instead you get, “I’m thuper, thankth for athking.”

HolmeZz
12-10-2007, 10:47 AM
Make sure you stretch out those creamy hamstrings!

Nightwish
12-10-2007, 12:20 PM
If this is true, it's hilarious (though not for the victims, certainly). On the flipside, though, these could also be fabricated accusations in order to retaliate for his lawsuit against the city of Berkeley. A lot of times, such allegations are very difficult to prove, and they could have been made up by members or supporters of the gay community as some sort of vengeance.

BIG_DADDY
12-10-2007, 01:10 PM
He didn't want any competition.

NewChief
12-10-2007, 01:58 PM
If this is true, it's hilarious (though not for the victims, certainly). On the flipside, though, these could also be fabricated accusations in order to retaliate for his lawsuit against the city of Berkeley. A lot of times, such allegations are very difficult to prove, and they could have been made up by members or supporters of the gay community as some sort of vengeance.

Speaking of... I find it highly coincidental that the same call guy who was supposedly with Ted Haggard now also claims he was having sex with Larry Craig.

gblowfish
12-10-2007, 02:07 PM
Canteen boy!
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=2027597056