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Oregon Guild member Nigel Duara wins Best of the States

NMG member Nigel Duara won the Best of the States competition last month for the latest in a string of impressive investigative stories about sexual abuse of Boy Scouts by scoutmasters.

Nigel Duara

Nigel Duara

Last year, the Portland, Ore., newsman spent months on the story, reporting on sex abuse cases, on authorities ignoring what was happening and on the contents of “perversion files” about Scouts who were revealed to be gay.

Duara’s dedication and persistence led him to find, confirm and report something even worse. He revealed that one scoutmaster had molested Scouts and, after being fired by the Boy Scouts, molested his son, his daughter and at least one more child.

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