Law firm: 12 Boy Scout leaders from LI among 130 in NY accused of abuse

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EDITOR'S NOTE: News 12 has made the decision not to publish the law firm's document of names at this time as several accusations have not been fully evaluated in a criminal or civil court.

NEW YORK - A Manhattan law firms claims 130 people in New York associated with the Boy Scouts of America are accused of sexual misconduct against minors.

Jeff Anderson & Associates released the names of the alleged abusers at a news conference Tuesday morning.

Calling it "perversion files and secrets," attorney Jeff Anderson held up the internal list compiled by the Boy Scouts of its own leaders accused of misconduct.

The Boy Scouts have kept such confidential lists since the 1940s. In 2010, a court ruling forced the organization to turn over the list of thousands of accused Scout leaders.

The firm says the alleged abusers include people throughout New York, including 12 from Long Island. The alleged Long Island leaders worked over the years in troops and packs in Baldwin, Bellerose, Brentwood, Freeport, Hempstead, Hewlett, Hicksville, Huntington, Manhasset, Northport, Northville, West Babylon and Williston Park.

News 12 has learned that at least three of the men were convicted of sex crimes against children, although it's unclear if the charges involved Boy Scouts. Those men include John Stella, who worked in Huntington and Northport; Anders Quintano, who worked in Troop 201 in Williston Park; and Robert Izzo, who worked in Troop 100 in Hicksville.

In a statement, the Boy Scouts of America pointed out it has a "very low threshold" to add someone to their "ineligible to volunteer" list, meaning a Scout leader doesn't need to be convicted to be added to the database and banned from the organization. The organization goes on to say, "At no time have we ever knowingly allowed a perpetrator to work with youth, and we mandate that all leaders, volunteers and staff members nationwide immediately report any abuse allegation to law enforcement."

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