In January 1987, Alan Richard Morris pleaded guilty in a Florida court to multiple counts of sexual misconduct involving four young boys. Morris, an Assistant Scoutmaster and Webelos Den Leader with the Boy Scouts of America, often held “special” Boy Scout meetings at his home where he would show his Scouts pornography and teach them to masturbate. Sometimes, Morris brought boys into a separate room to engage them in more serious sexual contact.
According to court documents, Morris was charged for incidents occurring between July 1985 and March 1986. The victims identified in the charging documents ranged in age from 12 to 15. They were all members of Boy Scout Troop 86, chartered by the First Baptist Church in Cape Coral.
Morris, a married father of five children at the time, told his victims that his wife would leave him or divorce him if she found out about the misconduct. He swore them to secrecy by making them think that they would all get in trouble if anyone found out.
An arrest warrant was issued for Morris in the summer of 1986, but he fled to Maine before he could be arrested by Florida law enforcement. He was eventually arrested in Maine and extradited back to Cape Coral to stand trial in August 1986.
According to the Boy Scouts’ secret Ineligible Volunteer (IV) file for Morris, he resided at 1618 Viscaya Parkway in Cape Coral at the time of the misconduct. Morris’ IV file was one of many files that a Court ordered the Boy Scouts to produce in a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts for sexual abuse.
The Boy Scouts of America filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020 as a result of numerous lawsuits filed against it for sexual abuse of children by Scoutmasters and others. Horowitz Law represents victims of Alan Morris and many other adult volunteers in the bankruptcy proceeding. We can help you too, but you must contact us today to discuss your options. Strict filing deadlines have now been set by the bankruptcy court and if you miss the deadlines, you may miss out on your very last chance to hold the Boy Scouts accountable for what happened to you. Contact us now.
Attorney Adam Horowitz and his team of attorneys handle sexual abuse cases against the Boy Scouts of America at both the local and national level in your state and nationwide. If you or someone you know was molested during their participation in the Boy Scouts, email Horowitz Law or call us toll-free at 888-283-9922 now. The Boy Scouts have filed for federal bankruptcy protection. Strict filing deadlines have been set by the United States Bankruptcy Court. Do not risk missing out on your very last chance to hold the Boy Scouts accountable for its misconduct and deliberate decisions to put boys like you at risk.