Richard Turley, Pedophile Boy Scouts Troop Leader, Molested 3 Orange County Lads in One Night

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Boy Scouts of America leaders knew for years that troop leader Richard Turley molested boys, including three from Orange County, but the organization allowed him to move back and forth between his native Canada--and thus to continue the pedophilia on both sides of the border. The Scouts even helped Turley go undetected by authorities.

That's the conclusion of a joint investigation by the Los Angeles Times and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

Stories based on the investigation were broadcast Friday by CBC-TV's The Fifth Estate and posted online Saturday by the LAT, under the dual byline of Jason Felch and Kim Christensen, who used to cover Orange County.

Throughout the 1970s and '80s, Turley, whose nickname is Rick, was involved in scouting across California and British Columbia. He found scouting the best way to get his jollies with little boys, he admits to reporters on tape and camera.

As far as anyone knows, Turley's pervitry began in 1971, when he moved to Toronto as a member of the Canadian military and befriended a woman with a 9-year-old son. Turley offered to take the boy to Cub Scout meetings, but he instead took him to his apartment, plied him with alcohol and had his way sexually with the passed-out lad.

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"It was easy," Richard Turley says of preying on boys as a Scout leader in the 1970s and '80s.
As a 21-year-old Scout leader, Turley would go on to tell a Nova Scotia mother he was taking her 11-year-old boy, then living in La Puente in Los Angeles County, for a day of fun in San Diego. After molesting the boy as he slept in Turley's truck, the adult later stole a Cessna at a regional airport, vowing to take the boy back to Canada with him. But the plane was low on fuel, Turley was forced to land and the Scout leader pleaded guilty to child stealing. A judge committed him to Patton State Hospital near Highland as a "mentally disordered sex offender." And yet, despite the Boy Scouts of America keeping track of pedophile troop leaders through their "confidential files," the rape and kidnapping incident was never entered into those files.

After 18 months at Patton, Turley was deemed fit for release in November 1976. The judge ordered him to return to Canada and to report for probation if he ever re-entered the U.S. Within a year, Turley was working at a Boy Scout camp near San Diego, where he would work for the next three summers. On the last night of camp in July 1979, he molested three boys from Orange County. That incident was entered in the BSA confidential file, also known as the "perversion file."

Parents of the three boys agreed not to press charges against Turley if he would leave the country, saying they would go to authorities should they discover he was involved in scouting again. By August of 1979, he was leading a Boy Scout troop in the Victoria area, where he lured boys to his tent, plied them with alcohol and molested them. Turley also convinced Scout leaders to arrange future trips to the U.S. He would go on to molest boys on both sides of the border into the 1980s.

In the end, Turley was not undone by Scout officials who suddenly came to their senses (or read and shared their own perv files). It was a suspicious girlfriend who informed authorities. In British Columbia, Turley was convicted in 1996 of sexually abusing four boys, three of whom were scouts, but later admitted to having at least a dozen victims. He served five years in prison and seven years of long-term supervised parole, which he completed in 2009.

Today's Boy Scouts of America requires background checks of troop leaders.

The Fifth Estate and Los Angeles Times reporters tracked Turley down in Alberta, where he claimed his sexual impulses are now under control thanks to an intense sex-offender program he underwent. When shown the 1979 confidential file compiled by the Scouts, Turley shook his head in amazement, saying one call to police would have ended his reign of terror.
 
"That probably would have put a stop to me years and years ago," the 58-year-old said at an Alberta motel where he works as a manager and handyman.

As for preying on boys as a Scout leader, Turley remarked, "It was easy. Kids were easily accessible."

And they don't even get a badge for the nightmares.

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Sarah
Sarah

Dr  Brian Neil  Talarico North Bay  Has been convicted of child molestation, an possession of child pornography on his computer. Sexually molesting a young boy. He had prior convictions for child molestation in 1990 and 2001. After his parole in 2006. Dr. Talarico Brian. Works for north east mental health centre, despite  his background, and  numerous complaints against him of abuse, fraud, negligence, and imprisonment. Address: North East Mental Health Centre, North Bay Campus Highway 11 North North Bay Ontario P1B 8L1, and now works for Act 2, North Bay.

Two Tenn
Two Tenn

On the topic ofsex abuse in the Boy Scouts, “Sacrilege, Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church”by Leon J. Podles, cites a number of examples of credibly-charged Catholicpriest sex abusers being active in the Boy Scouts. Jesuit Fr. Jerold Lindner of Los Gatos, California was active with the BoyScouts for possibly as long as 5 decades.  The Jesuit Order paid $2million to the alleged victims of Lindner. Lindner was protected by Fr. ThomasSmolich now the highest-ranking USA Jesuit.

Lindner joined the Boy Scouts in the 1950s and had a troop of 75 Boy Scouts in1962 when he was only 18. Lindner advanced to be the Boy Scout Chaplain for theCatholic Committee on Scouting, Los Angles Area Council in 1994. Lindner alsoserved as an assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 1193 at St. Thomas the ApostleChurch, near the Loyola High campus 4-miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Zzyzxblvd
Zzyzxblvd

Three in one night? Hat trick!

Adriana Torres
Adriana Torres

And he's still alive to tell it? Someone needs to take care of him!

Jamie
Jamie

Heres a Interesting story..The Boy Scouts actually started the Crips Gang in the early days.. In the 60s,  the Boy Scouts was a Huge Hype for All Boys of Color.. When Black Boys joined or thought they joined, the Boy Scouts would Leave them out of Special events and camping trips or would Tell the Black boys that No events where planned although Not True...  Or they Wouldn't send the Boy Scout Bus to Pick them up as Originally Promised...  After awhile the Black Boys Figured they where Being Lied to,  so they said we should Start our own Club in our neighborhood and then the domino effect happend,  then they Turned into Street Gangs,,  If the Boy Scouts would Of treated Blacks equally back then,  There would actually Be less Black crime..   True Story

jg
jg

They may not have protected kids from molesters, but they sure managed to make sure the kids were never influenced by atheists!

Hypocrites.

Joe
Joe

Why do these Pervs always look like Republicans? 

909Jeff
909Jeff

Thats funny because I think he has an uncanny resemblance to Sean Penn... King of the Libtards

Joe
Joe

Nah................he's looks like a Jeff!

Medusa97
Medusa97

There are plenty of jerks, perv's and saint's in both parties.  This partisianship is ridiculous.  Vote third party.

909Jeff
909Jeff

True... Still Joe's comment was outlandish!  

documents
documents

Remember the article about the man who molested the OC gymnasts?  Someone made a comment about his mustache giving him away.

Hm.

simondelao
simondelao

Another reason NOT to support Mitt Romney. The BSA was hijacked by the Mormon Church years ago. This is just a continuation of their evil ways.

Jeff
Jeff

This would be impossible, or nearly so, with the current youth protection rules in the Boy Scouts of America.  This young man should also have been taught the "3 R's" and his mom should have noticed something odd about a guy taking her son to California "for a few days of fun" too.

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