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Reporter: You knew for over 50 years that former speaker of the House of Representatives and 2nd in line to the Presidency of the United States, Dennis Hastert, was a serial child abuser. Why didn't you say anything?
Mr. Tipton: At the time I lacked the courage and personal integrity to accept responsibility by not making the information public. If I had, I would also have to admit that I was complicit in the abuse of 30+ Scouts that I was instrumental in recruiting.
Reporter: Why is the book not available until May 1, 2021?
Mr. Tipton: Because the last part of the book will chronicle how well or not the Boy Scouts of America upholds their promise to be make things right for the thousands of abused Scouts that never should have suffered if the BSA had been open and honest as the Scout Law instructs.
Reporter: For over 3 years you allowed yourself to be sexually abused. Why did you keep going back to your abuser?
Mr. Tipton: Because he loved me, at least I felt loved. My home life was terrible. My Mom was bedridden with Multiple Sclerosis and my stepfather was an emotionally and physically abusive alcoholic that was gone 4 days a week. At age 10 I had to handle everything at home including taking care of my three younger stepsisters. At Lost Valley I was loved, nurtured, encouraged, listened to, and appreciated. As an adult I realize that was the pattern of a serial child abuser. As a child, I craved what Lost Valley offered.
Reporter: What will you do with the money from book sales?
Mr. Tipton: Make the movie. I've done it before. https://www.amazon.com/Heart-Beholder-Chloe-Grace-Moretz/dp/B0716M8G4W
Reporter: Why bring all of this out now since it happened over 50 years ago?
Mr. Tipton: Because it is time to hold the Boy Scouts of America responsible and they agree. I supported the BSA when my Mom was our Cub Scout Den mother and when I was a Scoutmaster for my son. I still support the BSA and I want them to recover from their Chapter 11 bankruptcy and be the Boy Scouts we all love and respect. The guilt I carry for leaving my best friend behind will always be with me. But after all of these years I hope to achieve some level of personal closure.
"Lost Valley - Lost Innocence" is the true story of how two best friends went from Boy Scouts to Boy Sex Toys in a nation-wide pedophile ring located at the Lost Valley Boy Scout camp outside St. Louis. The two Scouts were pimped out sexually to Scoutmasters and Boy Scout volunteers through 6 different pedophile rings in St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago, Cleveland, Nashville, and New Orleans. None of the rings was uncovered except the New Orleans ring, which made headlines when it was discovered that the head of the New Orleans Police Child Sex Abuse Unit was actually a very active pedophile and Scoutmaster.
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