Inside the 'perversion' files

A pattern of abuse in the Boy Scouts

A closer look

Snapshot of the accused

The Times analyzed summaries of confidential Boy Scout files spanning 1947 to 2005, resulting in the following findings about suspected sexual predators. Information often was not clearly recorded in the files.

A closer look

An analysis of the 1,900 files opened from 1970 to 1991 revealed more about alleged molesters and patterns of abuse.