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Robert J. Kelly was the Scoutmaster for Troop 203 which served the Flatbush District in Brooklyn, New York.

In 1964, Kelly’s unit investigated allegations that he had molested a scout during a winter camping trip. The investigation found that Kelly had molested multiple children at Scouting events over several years.  In interviews with Kelly’s victims during the investigation, they each attested that Kelly abused them while they were sleeping in their tents. Later, the Boy Scouts opened a “Perversion File” (also called an Ineligible Volunteer file) on Kelly and forced him to resign.

Crew Janci LLP is investigating allegations of misconduct involving Robert J. Kelly in Scouting. Anyone with information about Kelly or abuse in Scouting should contact us confidentially at 1-888-407-0224 or by using our online form.

ABOUT US: Crew Janci LLP is a law firm dedicated to advocating for victims of sexual abuse.  Our attorneys were part of the victim’s legal team that took the Boy Scouts to trial in 2010 and won a $19.9 Million verdict against the Boy Scouts.  Our case forced the first-ever public release of many of the Boy Scouts’ secret files.  Since then, we have represented over 100 victims of abuse in Scouting across the United States.  New York recently enacted a new law — the Child Victims Act — that allows victims of child sexual abuse in the state of New York to bring claims during a one-year “window” period (which opens in August 2019).  Crew Janci LLP has associated with local counsel in New York to represent victims of abuse in Scouting and other youth-serving organizations. If you or someone you know has been a victim of abuse in Scouting, contact us today for a free, confidential consultation.

Peter Janci

Peter has represented more than one hundred victims of sexual abuse over nearly a decade. In Spring of 2010, Peter Janci served as part of the Plaintiff’s trial team in Kerry Lewis v. Boy Scouts of America — a child sexual abuse trial in Portland, Oregon that resulted in a $19.9 million verdict for the Plaintiff. Peter has tried a number of jury and bench trials, in addition to representing clients at arbitration and meditation. Peter has also helped obtain dozens of other significant settlements for other survivors of sexual abuse.