Man Says Mormon Church Threatened Expulsion for Abuse Report.
“The level of negligence in our plaintiff’s life is nothing other than tragic, and we are committed to securing justice on his behalf,” Stephan D. Blandin, of Romanucci & Blandin law firm, said in a statement.
It’s one of several that were filed before the start of the year, when a window to pursue litigation for some victims of childhood sexual abuse in Arizona was to close. The state joined several others in extending the rights of now-adult victims to sue their alleged assailants and any churches, youth groups or other institutions that turned a blind eye at the time of the abuse.
In the legal complaint, the victim says the abuse started in 1973 when he was 11 years old. His scoutmaster made “unpermitted sexual contact.” Then in 1974, when the victim was between 12 and 13, a scout leader and church official also made unwanted sexual contact.