1935: The "Red" List: The New York Times publishes an article describing something called the "Red" List. The list was mistakenly believed to be names of men removed from scouting over concerns about connections to communism. The Chief Scout at the time clarified it was a list of men ejected for incompetency or sexual deviancy. ...
Lazzareschi "admitted his role in the act" and said he'd never done it before, the file states. He was expelled from Scouting and told to stay away from the boy. Nothing in the file indicates the Scouts called police.
The records do show that the boy was counseled "with positive results" by the Rev. Edmond C. Micarelli, the camp's Catholic chaplain.
"Upon Father Micarelli's recommendation, the parents were not notified," a report states.
Micarelli's reasoning was not explained. But in 1990, he also wound up on the blacklist after a man told a Scouting official that the priest had raped him and his younger brother as boys. In 2002, the Diocese of Providence paid $13.5 million to 36 victims who sued Micarelli and 10 other priests, alleging sex abuse dating to at least 1975.
There's a fairly simply solution here - simply change the laws so anyone covering up for a child rapist is subject to exactly the same penalties. The first time some high up priest or BSA member got life plus 50 years, the rest of the scum would get the fear of God into them.
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