Exclusive video interview: Adam Scheuritzel, former scout
Last Updated: 208 days ago
Adam Scheuritzel was a Boy Scout in the 1980’s. His Scoutmaster was arrested and convicted for molesting several Scouts. Adam was not a victim, but out of concern for the younger Scouts who were, he wrote a letter to the Scouting magazine "Boy’s Life" asking them to publish an article on the subject. The unpublished letter was found in the confidential files.
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Click to view confidential documents in his file. Herrick is currently serving a 95-year sentence.
Look at the confidential documents in Hoefling's file. Hoefling was a troop leader near Detroit.
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