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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Confidential files kept for years by Boy Scouts of America detailing allegations of sexual abuse against boys include 46 cases from Missouri.

A majority of the Missouri cases included in files released Thursday come from troops in St. Louis and Kansas City or their suburbs but cases also were reported in such places as Neosho, Fort Leonard Wood and Chillicothe.

The Boy Scouts released about 14,500 pages of what are being called “perversion files” on cases across the country dating from 1959 to 1985.

A Portland law firm that made the files available stressed that simply because a case is on the list does not mean the allegations are true. Some of the cases did result in court sentences but others have not been substantiated or were dropped.

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