Posted 10:37 PM 10/18/2012 : Boy Scout sex abuse records worry local scouts
TUCSON - Confidential documents from the Boy Scouts show years of sexual abuse.
There were 51 records from Arizona, with 25 from Southern Arizona, according to data from the Los Angeles Times.
The Boy Scouts of America kept the documents so they could track people who might be a threat to kids.
Maxemilio Jimenez has been scouting since he was 10 years old.
"I worry that people are going to start to question the core values of scouting," Jimenez said.
He is in his last year at the University of Arizona. He says the values he learned as a scout made him who he is today.
"There's a way that you can use your talents to make your own life better and to make somebody else's life better," Jimenez said. "It always comes back to, am I serving my country, am I serving the people around me, and am I serving my fellow man?"
After he graduates he will go on active duty with the US Army as a lieutenant.
Jimenez said he never saw any abuse.
"I was in a wonderful troop," he said. "That is true of the vast majority of scouting programs. You're not going to find the types of incidents that they're talking about everywhere."
The Oregon Supreme Court made the Scouts reveal the documents.
Kelly Clark is a victim's attorney that fought for the open records.
"You do not get to keep secrets about hidden danger to children, period, end of conversation," Clark said. "That's what they did. It was wrong, and that's why a jury was infuriated."
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