Violence and pedophilia in the units of the boy scouts: the story of 5-year-old MaryBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/violence-and-pedophilia-in-the-units-of-the-boy-scouts-the-story-of-5-year-old-mary
The boy scouts in America has always been a symbol of trust and honor, but Mary Demuth's their uniform is painful memories and resonate in the heart. She was only five years old when two teenagers from a scout troop raped her in the woods and taunted her with his friends. The woman said that it happened regularly, but no adults stood up for her. Now she shares a creepy story with the world, that victims were not silent, and the perpetrators received just punishment.
Mary argues that the boy scouts he raped her five times a week, taking with him from the nanny under the pretext of "play". They take the girl to the forest, or brought to your house where raped by turns, while behind the wall were their unsuspecting parents. The American said that the father of the boys, the scoutmaster of scouts who could guess what was happening, but never defended it. Teenagers scare the baby, what if she tells someone, they will kill her parents.
The boy scouts took boys and girls aged 11 to 17 years of age to teenagers can find new friends, gain skills of behavior in the wild and spend an exciting time in search of adventure.But thousands of people, mostly men, accused the unit leaders and other scouts in sexual abuse. Many say that the law firm during the dozen years covered what was happening and did not prevent subsequent cases of bullying. Recent changes in US law that allowed the victims to go to court to seek fair retribution. After that 110-year-old organization declared bankruptcy. Compensation for the victims of violence in the sum can reach $ 1 billion (about 64 billion).
Mary says that before her eyes I still see terrible pictures from the past: forest and adolescents that covered her mouth so she couldn't scream. Two boys, aged 15 and 17 years, took her to play an elderly nanny, who looked after her after kindergarten, until the mother returned from work. To avoid another meeting with rapists, little Mary sometimes pretended to be asleep.
A few times guys brought the girl to his house and invited fellows to "fun". They turned Mary into a back room and do with her whatever he wanted, despite the fact that their parents were home. The girl told the nurse, and she promised to inform her mother, but never fulfilled the promise.
The nightmare ended when Mary was 6 years old, and her family moved. The next ten years she suffered in silence, and in his youth pushed away all the guys who tried to strike up a relationship with her. She was often visited by thoughts of suicide, and only the school psychologist helped her to get out of this state. The girl was very upset with the mother, thinking that she knew about what was happening with the words of the nurse. For Mary it was a real shock when she realized that mom didn't have a clue about the nightmare of her childhood, and terribly upset, having learned about it only many years later.
Due to the fact that the Statute of limitations on the crimes and the victim is unable to determine the identity of the rapists, Mary and her family are unable to do anything. Over time, the American managed to learn the name of one of the guys, but at that time he was already dead.
Victims of violence the boy scouts have created a group called "Abuse in the ranks of the scouts" (Abused In Scouting). It included over 1,800 people who want to seek justice. Bankruptcy the law firm gives them one last chance at retribution.
Mary Demuth with her family
Mary focuses on what can not be silent about violence. You need to tell your family not to carry this burden on your heart all my life. The woman still dark eyes when she sees the scout uniform. She hopes that her candid confession is to be opened and to other survivors of similar to offenders are punished.Steven Smith (Stephen Smith) — 59-year-old man, a respectable musician and a respected family man. But for his current stable life is dark past, full of pain and suffering. He survived 17 years of captivity and abuse at the hands of parents and priests.