Lawsuit filed against the Boy Scouts moves to federal level

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A lawsuit that a sexual assault survivor and his mother filed against the Boy Scouts of America was moved to federal court last week amid the organization filing for bankruptcy. The Kansas City Star reports the move comes after the family sued last year in Jackson County Circuit Court. It will now be in the U. S. District Court for Western Missouri. The lawsuit is one of many across the country against the organization alleging it had mishandled sexual abuse allegations over multiple decades. It was also filed against the Kansas-based Heart of America Council based and former assistant scoutmaster Terry A. Wright.

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