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Nampa area LDS Ward and scout troop to be hit with sex abuse lawsuit

By February 21, 2008June 19th, 2020No Comments

By KBCI staff

NAMPA – A new childhood sexual abuse lawsuit will be filed Thursday against a Nampa area Boy Scout troop and LDS ward, Portland attorney Kelly Clark said.

Clark, who frequently handles such cases around the country, said the case will be filed in Circuit Court in Malheur County, Oregon, where some of the abuse occurred, although the Boy Scout troop, No. 101 and the LDS ward, Nampa Second Ward, were based in Nampa.

Dave Kemper, a representative of Boy Scouts of America Ore-Ida, said he was unaware of any lawsuit.

“Anytime there is an allegation it’s taken very seriously,” Kemper said. “Since we’re not aware of any of it, it would be pre-mature to comment. And we will take the appropriate action based on the circumstances in regard to the allegation.”

Clark will be in the Boise area on Thursday and will provide more details, he said.