Settlement reached between Boy Scouts and Eugene victim

boy-scoutsThe Associated Press reported that a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit between The Boy Scouts and a former Scout from Eugene, who was seeking more than $5 million in damages, claiming that the Boy Scout organization should have protected him from Ed Dyer.

Dyer was a Scoutmaster, who admitted to molesting several boys and was convicted in 1985 of molesting two teen boys for which he was only sentenced to serve 20 days in jail. One of boys shot Dyer with a sawed-off shotgun at close range a few months after Dyer was released.

The Register-Guard reported that Attorney Stephen Crew, who brought the case on behalf of the victim, said that mediation was used to settle the case.

However, exactly what the terms of the agreement include will not be disclosed.