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Former Boy Scout leader named in once secret file

The release by the Boy Scouts of America of what are being called their "perversion files" has affected a local man.

The files document 20 years of sexual abuse perpetrated by adults connected with the organization and which was covered up. Kenneth Dingman's name is in that file. Dingman denies ever sexually abusing a child, though he did plead guilty to such charges in 1975 and in 1996.

Dingman was forced out of the scouting organization and has spent ten years in prison for a variety of charges.

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