A church deacon and scout leader in Gainesville, GA has admitted to several counts of sexual abuse against minors during his time in the Boy Scouts.

After decades of the problem going un-addressed, current legislation will allow the victims to seek damages in civil court despite the statute of limitations having already run out.

"He's now 59, and still haunted by this. No one believed him when he told. His parents didn't even believe him." -AJC reporter Christian Boone on one of the abuse victims

We talk to Atlanta Journal Constitution public safety reporter Christian Boone about the details of the story and how this decades long scandal was allowed to unfold.