Latest sexual abuse suit against the Boy Scouts of America could open the door to many more

By Evan Simko-Bednarski and Arman Azad, CNN

(CNN) Charles Kessinger was 10 in 1994 when he set out on his first camping trip with the Boy Scouts of America as a newly minted scout in West Virginia. As night fell on the Blue Bend Campground in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, Kessinger says a scout leader took him, alone, to a nearby swimming spot. When Kessinger told the leader that he didn’t have a swimsuit, he says he was told to get undressed, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. “I remember him touching on me,” Kessinger told CNN last week. The leader proceeded to put his genitals in his mouth, alleges Kessinger. “I took off running,” Kessinger recalled. Now 36, Kessinger is one of eight men suing the Boy Scouts of America for negligence, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty in a case that could spark many more.

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