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Two Men to File Suit Against LDS Church & Boy Scouts of America

By June 25, 2008June 20th, 2020No Comments

Local News 8
Pocatello Falls, ID

Two more men are set to file suit against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America.  They’re filing suit for abuse they suffered between 1989 and 1992 at the hands of Timur Dykes.

Dykes is a convicted pedophile from Oregon.  According to the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice Parole & Probation, Dykes has been convicted of Sodomy II, Sodomy III and Sex Abuse I.  The department says he used his positions in his church and as a scout leader to prey on vulnerable boys and families.

According to Portland, Oregon attorney Kelly Clark, two brothers filed suit against the LDS church and the BSA in February 2007.  Four more men filed in October 2007.  All six men claimed the church and the scouts knew how dangerous Dykes was.

The lawsuit will be filed Wednesday in the Circuit Court for the State of Oregon in Multnomah County.

Andria Seo

Andria Seo is an Associate Attorney at Crew Janci LLP. Andria is a graduate of the New York University School of Law. During law school, she worked with the National Center for Youth Law, the Legal Aid Society, and the NYCLU. Prior to joining the team at Crew Janci LLP, Andria advocated for vulnerable children and their families as a staff attorney at Partnership for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit based in New York City. Andria also previously worked assisting in the representation of victims of a terrorist attack in civil suits. Andria moved to Portland in 2016 and joined Crew Janci LLP in 2017. She is admitted to practice in Oregon and New York