LMPD Explorer Case Settled For $3.65 Million

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The LMPD Explorer program sex abuse case ends with a multi-million dollar settlement.

Attorney Tad Thomas says his seven clients have settled their civil suit against LMPD and former officers Kenneth Betts and Brandon Wood for $3.65 million dollars.

Thomas says the amount was lower than he had expected, citing the bankrupty of the Boy Scouts as a reason. The insurance policy for the Explorer program was purchased by the Scouts and there was some concern the claims would have ended up in the bankruptcy court in Delaware.

Thomas says this concludes the civil action in the case but an FBI investigation remains open and ongoing.

The claims of abuse first surfaced in 2017 under then-chief Steve Conrad and included claims of sex parties, sexual photos and other under-age sexual activities.

The amount will divided up between the seven victims with exact amounts to be determined in mediation.

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