4 men sue Boy Scouts, LDS church in Idaho
Published: June 24, 2013 03:42PM
Updated: June 24, 2013 03:42PM
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Emirates Team New Zealand sails past the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge back to its waterfront base after a training run for the America's Cup, Thursday, May 23, 2013, in San Francisco. Body armor and high-visibility helmets for crew members are among the recommendations made by a group of sailing experts addressing safety concerns in the America's Cup. The group led by regatta director Iain Murray unveiled 37 proposals on Wednesday, two weeks after a member of the Artemis Racing crew died when the catamaran capsized during a training run on San Francisco Bay. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

BOISE, Idaho • Four men are suing the Mormon church and Boy Scouts of America in federal court because they say they were sexually abused while attending scouting functions in Idaho.

Attorneys Gilion Dumas, Andrew Chasan and Timothy Walton filed the lawsuit in Boise’s U.S. District Court on Monday on behalf of the four men, who are named only as John Does I through IV in the lawsuit to protect their privacy.

Three of the men in the lawsuit say they were in troops sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and that they were abused by scout leaders while at scouting functions or on camping trips. The fourth says he was in a troop sponsored by the Elks Club in Lewiston when he was abused.