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shooting, avita, philistine witness, fusion, witness clarity, witness family and witness friends. which was the beginning. witness the end witness life with previously on thought. once i had problems with always, jack always said that he could go to my left, your house and i told them to close banding. young me. how did you get me brought up? so we had this camp out to get to know every one, and we went out there that night. he came and lay down with his feet at my head. he
reached from a bell, started trying to unbuckle my pants and just holding no. so i'm not into, that's not my thing. my dad went to the chief police. we wanted a public admission of guilt who was acquitted of all towards the boy. scouts became responsible the minute they knew what and who jack was. he shouldn't have been involved in scouting at all. he won that trial and went back to same away a i was my father had made a stand for me. like dogs thought it was like a stand for him. i was always just asking for something that i had done wrong or failed to do like b. s
until he was charming beating need was it? it wasn't making me better because really they claimed the attention that my father denied me. lee, what jack gave me? what he always always told that he loved me on the phone a one day or had happened as a gradual. it was over time, it was a beer and it was a for so many so many ways. a lady in his house,
a a so much for you. you don't appreciate that anybody does for you as let me allow me . so get your ass up there you. so jack walls i will shoot, you do whatever details a doing these things to me. i can hear my dads say, you do what he tells you to do. you should appreciate what he's feeling good. a someone ought to be proud of where you go with. he started in lesson hayes when he was 10 years old. and i think that he had that kind of influence over
him. priest detective charles packet, moved to lou. nope. in the late ninety's. it wasn't long for jack walls came to his attention. 3 weeks after being there in law. and i'll, you know, us, end up with this case of this, this new sexual abuses. it's hard to say that, that i've had a case come up like this one in my career. how many boys do you think walls in it up abusing? some were in the neighborhood of 50 how many boys kelsey think you interviewed? i said over 50, my victim witness coordinator said it was closer to a 100 that we knew about. how could that stay secret for so long and such a small place? the children, the young man told me they were afraid of the family because of their power,
wealth and influence. i think that's the key words influence that he had on kids. i think that that is the key word of this whole thing. i said whole my father black me so or did you know i blow to go go, knock me down a big a, b, m. and with me so long that i actually go myself told where you may be a jag, we need to pay a well, you know that, that all that we had a sexual abuse. and so there was no winning situation. mm. you know, in a town of 4000 people, 50 boys as
a lot of boys houses not know if something happened to me would i tell somebody else about it? probably not. not it's 10 years old, or 15 years old. am i going to say something? probably not. and do you think the boy scouts as an organization? what, how would you describe their level of, of interest and of transparency and dealing with the jack walls case. the boy scouts gave me nothing. i had requested information from the boy scouts myself. they never got back with me. i left a message on their phone, telling them what, who i was, what i was doing and they still didn't call me back. oh,
i to go to the child. i was asked like millions of others across america to commit to the scout law. a series of character traits said to define the good scout. among them. trustworthiness, loyalty, obedience. these paintings by artist norman rockwell came to, to find that ideal image of the american boy scout an image. i grew up with an image of the boy scout as incorruptible synonymous, an american culture with unimpeachable honesty and innocence. the boy scouts are in the business of selling a, an image of wholesomeness safety, trustworthiness. the scout code attorney tim cars not as representing men who claim to been abused as children by jack walls together. the taking the boy scouts of america to court for what they say is its responsibility and that abuse in many of
our files. we see these perpetrators had a history that was known to the boy scouts for decades. walls was one of them. but we see this over and over and over again. for more than a century, the boy scouts of america have kept a growing list of files with the names of thousands of scouting volunteers. and staff accused a child sexual abuse including jack walls. but that information is not always been shared with authorities if it were to be publicly revealed that they had this dirty little secret that wasn't actually little at all, but was massive. what would that do to the faith and confidence of parents who are considering whether to entrust their boys to the care of this system?
because there's secrets that they have a washer and the name of the boy scouts of america, george michael johnson, was the director of youth protection at the boy scouts of america for more than a decade. if you look at it, the national headquarters professional talking about the very top, their interest align more with perpetrator scoutmasters than they do with the victims and survivors. and these lawsuits the boy scouts have said that when they keep the information in their files confidential, it is to protect the privacy of victims. witnesses and the falsely accused. the problem when any institution has that power or ability to investigate its own and maintain records on its own, tell me the institution where there has worked up to help victims of sexual abuse, secrecy surrounding the and eligible volunteer falls benefits, no one except for the perpetrator. and those like the boy scouts of america that
has interests, probably financial interest, civil interests, and that information not getting out. it was a machine that reinforced the code of secrecy, the code of silence. and that was absolutely not to protect the children. it was to protect the organization. the boy scouts is in fact the perfect petri dish for pet ophelia. the child is in a place where there are not other adults that they can call out to i and they're intimidated by the fact that this organization is so important. it's so valuable to the creation of character that nobody would believe them if they spoke out against the scoutmaster that sexually assaulting them. ah,
the depth of his depravity was hard to imagine. he was in the military, where i think he honed some of his skills that he tried to teach scouts. ah, he had ammunition and took that, taught him to shoot. taught him to evade light sensors outside so they could start skulking people. they didn't lie or people did. did jack told them to me he did ask me to do want to recall return was eric on it. he's got a note to people who haven't been paying their route to corporate or when he was coming for me to take me
to drop me off the old wall, scroll down to ripley to see this man who chose to remain anonymous when he was sexually abused. by his scout master, jack was a decade before the duck, oak and trial rears to grow. we've got to be sure to get a shirt beaver dams will go in the morning. that was over for 2 years, expansion booked in for renewal form. georgia played head games with the kids with a young man. you know, i'm going to give you a call. i'm going to give you porno, graphic literature. i'm your friend. i'm on teach you to hot a. you know,
i wanna teach you about sex. and then i'm gonna teach you to kill what, what did you hear about the brownie? cut my brake lines bite me, kill my dad. anything to silence us and like us go away. and he encouraged them to come after you. i'm sure. have stocks? pretty much admitted it. the check put a bounty on you. yeah. yeah, he wanted us to follow up. please hold on. sure. don't father. and he all he had was playing out me a way. now i want a dog to carry cletus user. so i'm going to call
gasoline and then he wanted to light a fire washing by them down they were told to kill doug and is dead by jack walls. but they never did, but they were supposed to do it. did you ever feel threatened? oh yes. oh yeah, i got threatened. oh yes. oh, i didn't, i don't know to send a letter. we'll order said something about my office was sitting right by a window. something about sitting by that window. i wouldn't sit by that window so much. charles peck, he received his threats as he was investigating the scope of the abuse committed by check walls. i imagine that must been a shocking moment when your look in these cases. you find out one of the boys is heath stocks. are you like? why does that name sound familiar? where you are expecting him to be involved in this?
yes, but i had, i waited till at the end to go down to the interview. he because i knew that whatever he said is going to be tainted by the fact of the 3 murders. the night in january, you guys had been to dinner. i think we went to a buffet in jacksonville and had a lovely time. he was the person that he had been when he was at his best. he was the ideal young man to be a was personable. he laughed he that but he came in. he, there's did, he said, i got to go back to class or got to do something. and he went ahead and laughed and
was just the nicest. most players it in, if you had a final memory, that's what you want to have with him. a relative and then 2 o'clock in the morning they came and banged on the door, woke me up and said, ah, joe barber and heather have been shot. 3 of them have been shot worse news. i think he might have told us he was going back to argue delphi that night. and so i didn't, i may, we may even say it does. he's know, the next thing i remember is being at the court house and them for tell us that they had the rest the days free. sorry. dish is a free call from an inmate at national security unit.
hey. can you tell me about what happened in january 1997? i did all the college. i had been home for several months. at that point. i been looking for a job. i have been able to buy war. so mom dad told jack to come over. i need to talk certainly encouraged me, and of course, a long time after that. my sister and i've been dying and then be sure to share that i can add them all. can paul, how did you tell your mom and sister? do you remember the actual words you use after the intersection listing?
and i don't know what a few. and i think it was really sharing have been nothing happening. i a realization that i might lose him. the only source of affection and acclimation and attention now was getting annual so shameful to take that admission was rolled me to his house and made sure that i had hold my mom. and how did he react to that? it was the most angry at ever saving. very angry, very racial, very amusing, verbally. i told me that i had betrayed him,
that i had violated something sacred that he loved like a phone and you know, with all that i would ever be. someone will do something like that literally told me it was. so was the problem was cause this problem. i need to fix the problem. and i was like, it always told us all new case, all the killer now. and you know, he used that logic was see, wasn't a logic with my family. and so i left and i didn't do what he told me to do. and so he showed up and he made me i came home after going out to eat with my grandparents and houses that
were, he's maintained jack walls was at his house and it staged it to look like a robbery. combat i was gonna, i can either participate and be a part of it, or i can die. a happened next, a house, a beggar leave. to go to get out of the line. i was thinking i was going to help you get out with jackson, the living room, sitting on the couch, the car pull up the vehicle, mom and dad, how long do you see her going in the kitchen on the living room. the lights out.
she starts screaming a my dad turns around a calling to make a shot. again. i don't understand of that. i'll see daddy play down. there's law, there's hare's mom joe, barbara and other were all killed that night. who was? hello there the death. that is what it will the baby baby feel good? oh, no, good. good bernie. the next day,
an interview with police. he never mentions to present to jack walls or debussy in dirt when he confesses to having ransacked out himself and shooting his father. a did you shoot your dad did. and what happened with my mom had a dog. i do so you literally just visit with they get he why you're shooting a little take you to lose. oh, sure. oh, when she stalks was 20 years old, at the time of the murders, he serving a sentence of life without parole for killing us parents and a sister. but he now maintained city
called only his father and that another firmer scout abused by jack walls, pulled the trigger on heather and barbara. ah, when you took the job, were you aware of the stocks family murders? yes. you. i knew about the dog, joe, and, and his wife and his dinner and heather, anna. but when i found out about all of that, i knew that there was more to it, and nobody ever really said why he did it. nobody ever gave a mode of why he did this and i would ask that why did that? and nobody would ever tell me at the time of the stocks murders jack walls as abuse of the scouts alone. oak was still secret because while he was in jail in long oak, i called jackson surgeon, i know. yeah, we're really close. would you go down and talk to 8th you thought you take care
of you? yeah. yeah, i did. oh. and i think he told him that he would help me, i'll take care of it. so he really trusted jack in all situations and obviously was allowed to start with. he did so brainwash heath that he believed that jack loved him and that his father didn't, that jack would do anything for him. he thought when jack told him to kill his parents and his sister became involved and was also killed, the jack would get him out of jail. i was living in a well that wasn't with mold in made. it will to my place
without the boy scouts, you know, i needed the structure, the organization of the scouts to do it for a while to get the organizational scaling lisa. trish just allow jerry to set up this building system, this really sick this hospitalizations system was the, could hold us. he could you with us having all those local so withdrawn. we really want people to you know, do whatever we have to do and that is the biggest. and then what that tells us to do for me. i can't help but boy in the boy's house
because jack had done this for decades when i'm talking about something that happened a few years, he was able to speak with all the grown associate abuse people for decades. bmw for over a century, american parents have entrusted their sons to the boy scouts of america, hoping they would gain skills that would improve their lives. instead, countless young lives were ruined by predators within the organization. i knew there was so much, but i could not figure out where it was coming from. in a 3 part series, full plunge investigates, a massive scandal that wrote the united states scoutmaster part 3 or not just 0. june on al jazeera, as wash as invasion of ukraine approaches,
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