Alleged victim launches suit against convicted child sex abuser and those who enabled him
Because his foreign-sounding name was difficult to pronounce, all the boys called him Trevor or Michael.
Dating back to at least the 1980s, Jens Binderup Jensen volunteered with Boy Scout troops and church youth groups around Metro Vancouver, a lawsuit alleges, providing him access to kids attending day camps and field trips, even overnight outings, some of which took them across the U.S. border into Washington state.
Jensen pleaded guilty in provincial court in Langley in 1994, at the age of 47, to 11 counts of sexual assaulting young boys over many years, local media reported at the time. His victims were said to be his nephews, the sons of Jensen’s three nieces.
But the trail of wreckage Jensen left behind in B.C. extended to boys far beyond his family circle, the lawsuit alleges.
In the pending lawsuit, a former victim known in documents only as S.C. says he first met Jensen in the early 1980s through the Beaver Scouts when he was five and that the grooming and abuse lasted through the mid-1990s. He spent the ensuing decades struggling with drug abuse, committing petty crimes and assaults, going in and out of prison and enduring an epic battle with his physical and mental health.
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