Appeals Court Denies Scouts Appeal in Abuse Case

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A San Antonio appeals court has denied the Boy Scouts of America's appeal of an order requiring the group to disclose years of so-called perversion files in a child abuse lawsuit.

The 4th Texas Court of Appeals issued a brief order Wednesday. The Scouts had asked for reversal of a lower-court order regarding internal files kept on abuse complaints within the organization.

The Irving, Texas-based organization is being sued by a former Scout who says he was sexually assaulted by an assistant scoutmaster. Paul Mones, an attorney for the former Scout, says he's seeking files from 1996 to 2006 as part of his case.

The appeals court didn't set a deadline to produce the files.

A Scouts spokesman didn't respond to a request for comment.