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

By June 25, 2008June 19th, 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.