Former Parsippany Boy Scout Files Suit, Alleges Years of Abuse

Morris Plains resident already facing child porn charges is accused of 'hundreds' of incidents of abuse.

A 30-year-old who says he was victimized as a teen by a Parsippany Boy Scout leader in the 1990s has filed suit against the Boy Scouts of America in Bergen County Superior Court, NJ.com reports.

The suit also names Patriots Path Council for placing Morris Plains resident Stephen Corcoran in charge of the scouts, the report said.

In January, Corcoran, 44, a former assistant scout master, was arrested and , according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi. Corcoran has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Corcoran was identified as a scout leader on the website of Troop 173, which primarily serves Parsippany.

The alleged victim, now a grown man identified in court records as "Jack Doe," according to the Daily Record story, charges his former scout leader with abusing him sexually on "hundreds" of occasions starting in 1993 while he was a member of Troop 173 at Littleton Elementary School.

clyde donovan November 16, 2012 at 03:36 PM
This troop meets at Tabor School, according to the troop wesite. It might be a wise move for the Board of Education to ban this troop from all school property until the troop is investigated and these sexual-abuse allegations are resolved. It wouldn't be good to see the BOE sued for providing space for questionable activities.
Parsippany Taxpayer November 16, 2012 at 05:57 PM
They just don't have tough enough laws to deal with these sick scumbags that commit these heinous crimes -- castration, firing squad, public hanging all come to mind as potential punishments that fit the crime. I think we are a bit too civilized in the way we deal with criminals of this caliber.
noname November 16, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Corcoran is the same guy who was arrested in January for child porno, when is the Morris County prosecutor going to get this guy locked up?
g November 18, 2012 at 02:56 PM
g November 18, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Where were the parent, where were the school administrators, and where were the police? Also, why do these victims wait 15 or more years to tell authorities?. How many other children were molested because this person failed to report the crime? Have you heard about the 4,5 MILLION STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS BEING SUJECTED TO SEXUAL MISCONDUCT?” Why? Doesn't anyone care? Children are stupid for not reporting the crime. Parents are stupid for not warning their children of the crime. Police and school authorities are stupid for not advising children on how to report this crime.


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