The Michigan Attorney General’s Office and Michigan State Police are working to obtain information on allegations of sexual abuse that came to light in a recent civil litigation.
The Boy Scouts of America organization has applied bankruptcy Last year. The BSA is developing a compensation funds for thousands of men who claim to have been sexually abused as children by people affiliated with Boy Scouts.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is asking the public for help with the investigation.
“My department has proven our commitment to accountability through similar sexual abuse investigations and I believe – with the help of the public – that we can achieve justice for the survivors who have suffered abuse through the Boys. Scouts of America, ”Nessel said.
Nessel’s office says anyone with information about the Boy Scouts of America can call the investigation hotline at 844-324-3374 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Tips can be left anonymously.
The Michigan attorney general’s office recently conducted a similar investigation into allegations involving Catholic priests. The two-year investigation resulted in charges against nearly a dozen men.
There has not yet been a comment from the Boy Scouts in response to Michigan’s new criminal investigation.