As Boy Scout Leader and AAU Swim Coach, David J. Beardsley’s Sexual Abuse of Children Spans Across St. Paul Youth Organizations
Attorney Calls for Youth-Serving Organizations to Share Information
Witnesses Are Encouraged to Contact Investigator
According to a letter from parents of a Boy Scout in St. Paul Troop 66 dated July 12, 1972, Assistant Scout Leader David Beardsley sexually assaulted their son multiple times while on a camp-out at Tomahawk Scout Camp. [Click Here to View BSA File and Letter] As a result of the report, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) terminated Beardsley as a Scout Leader. Shortly after being terminated from the Scouts, David Beardsley infiltrated AAU
Youth Swimming where he sexually abused at least two young AAU swimmers, while they participated in AAU events. Read Full Article.
If you have any information about David J. Beardsley or the Roseville Stingrays Swimming Club please contact Investigator William Haider (612) 244-8356 or Bill@noakerlaw.com or Attorney Patrick Noaker (612) 349-2735 or Patrick@noakerlaw.com.
Former Roseville swimmer alleges sexual abuse by swim coach
The alleged molester, the lawsuit says, became an assistant coach for a Roseville swim club after being removed as an assistant scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts in 1972.
By Beatrice Dupuy Star Tribune, May 11, 2016 — 5:28PM
A former Roseville swimmer has filed a lawsuit against the Amateur Athletic Union for sexual abuse he experienced in the 1970s as a 12-year-old boy at the hands of his assistant coach.
The coach, the lawsuit said, had previously been an assistant scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts in St. Paul until he was fired over allegations that he abused another boy.
Jon Landstrom and his attorney, Patrick Noaker, announced the suit at a news conference Wednesday. The lawsuit filed in Ramsey County names the AAU, the assistant coach, David J. Beardsley, and Landstrom’s former head coach, David Luedtke, as defendants. Noaker said to his knowledge this is the first case under the Minnesota Child Victims Act against the AAU. In the suit, Landstrom is seeking judgment in excess of $50,000.