AP report: Case originated with suit against Burnsville Scoutmaster Peter Stibal II, serving a 21-year sentence for molestation.
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Friday, February 1
A lawsuit filed by a victim of Burnsville's Peter Stibal II, now serving a 21-year prison sentence for molesting four Boy Scouts, has resulted in an order that the national scouting organization release files documenting the sexual abuse of children from 1999 to 2008. According to this Associated Press report, Ramsey County District Judge Elena Ostby issued the order Tuesday. Stibal was sentenced in 2011; his troop frequently met at River Hills United Methodist Church, court documents said. The documents Ostby is seeking are from internal Boy Scouts of America records that chronicle allegations of abuse, often called the “perversion files.” Some of those files were public by court corder in Oregon last year. But the documents released in …
In other crime news around the region, a Rosemount man is charged with statutory rape, and Eagan police arrest a man accused of bludgeoning a dog with a baseball bat.
The following stories first appeared on Patch sites throughout the South Metro region during the past week. To read the full stories, click on the headline links. Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville Men Named in Boy Scouts' 'Perversion Files' Recently released records show three Dakota County men, one each from Apple Valley, Eagan and Burnsville, were listed in the Boy Scouts' confidential "perversion files," which barred them from volunteering with the Scouts. Rosemount Man Charged with Statutory Rape of 14-Year-Old Police say Joshua Robert Hare knew the victim's age when he had sex with her last spring. Burnsville Man Charged with Assaulting Brother After Garbage Argument Police say Ahmed Mohamud Aden hit his brother in the head with a …