was a Mormon church member and cub scout leader; was sentenced to 26 years in prison for molesting eight boys

About Eric Avant

Eric Avant Mormon Sex Crime Case Summary

01/15/79 Norfolk, VA

LDS Eric Patrick Avant “was a church cub scout leader. He sodomized eight boys. He had
a prior conviction for sodomy, but the church never checked him out and never registered
him with Boy Scouts of America which would have run a background check .The LDS

Church settled in May 1992 for an undisclosed amount.” “According to the suit, Avant was
convicted in 1979 of similar offenses, something the Boy Scouts could have easily
discovered. The suit alleges that the Scouts and the church were negligent in not checking
on Avant’s background.”

AVANT-Eric Patrick “Ricky” Avant 1 .pdf

“The families who initiated prosecution said they had cooperated with police in compiling a
list of 41 victims from the Webelos den and church.”

AVANT-Eric Avant 3 BSA Confidential Files.pdf



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