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Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts to pay $2.5M in abuse settlement


Axios Des Moines: The Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts will pay $2.5 million as part of what’s believed to be the largest settlement of child sex abuse claims in U.S. history, its CEO Matt Hill said. Sexual abuse was alleged to have occurred under the Mid-Iowa Council’s oversight, Hill said. Most of the claims took place prior to 1980, he added. Nationally, tens of thousands of people said they were sexually abused by scout leaders or members over decades in a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America that ended in an $850 million settlement this year. The Mid-Iowa Council is among the more than 250 scout councils that’ll pay a total of $500 million in cash and properties.

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