Two men who say they were molested in the 1970s by a youth group leader in Oregon are suing the Seventh-day Adventist church for $13.5 million.
The lawsuit said that church officials appointed Leslie Bovee in 1972 to lead a Seventh-day Adventist youth group in Veneta, Oregon, even though they knew he had previously served two years in prison for molesting three boys.
In 1975, Lesie Bovee was charged with sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy, but continued to lead the local Pathfinders group until he denounced his religious beliefs in 1979, the suit stated.
Attorneys for the two plaintiffs, who said Bovee abused them in the Pathfinders program and who are now in their early 50s.
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