Boys Scouts Sued By Twin Cities Politician for Sex Abuse
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Paul man is suing the Boy Scouts of America, claiming his scoutmaster repeatedly sexually abused him when he was between 12 and 16.
Jim McDonough's lawsuit alleges the abuse happened between 1967 and 1971 at the hands of Leland "Lee" Opalinski, who died last year. The lawsuit names the Boy Scouts and its Northern Star Council as defendants.
The Associated Press does not routinely name victims of sexual abuse, but McDonough chose to come forward.
McDonough is chairman of the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners. He filed his lawsuit under a law that gives adult survivors of child sexual abuse a three-year window to file claims.
Messages left for the Boy Scouts of America and the Northern Star Council weren't immediately returned