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Kansas sex crime convict in secret Boy Scout files

Published on -11/12/2012, 7:32 AM

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A man placed in the Boy Scouts' so-called "perversion files" in 1968 went on to sexually assault a 6-year-old in 1992. The next year, Gerald V. Ashworth raped a mentally disabled woman and fondled another disabled woman.

The mother of the raped woman says she wonders now whether her daughter might have avoided becoming a victim if the file had been public.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/ZaQw4s) isn't naming the mother to protect her daughter's identity. Ashworth used his access as a volunteer and Sunday school teacher to drive the woman's daughter from a church to a vacant home and rape her.

Now 50, her daughter no longer goes to church and always travels with a trusted adult. The earliest the 74-year-old Ashworth could be released from prison is in 2014.

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