Former N.C. scoutmaster admits to molesting boys | Synopsis

Former N.C. scoutmaster admits to molesting boys

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Thomas J. Menghi Jr. sits on the front patio of his house throughout a meeting in Monroe, N.C. on October 24, 2012. The former scoutmaster in North Carolina confesses he molested as lots of as 10 boys in the early 1970s. / AP Photo/Chuck Burton

MONROE, N.C. Former scoutmaster Thomas J. Menghi Jr. says he was typically drunk when he molested many Boy Scouts throughout the early 1970s. He was in his late 20s, living in a Fayetteville motel and working as Tupperware deliveryman. He invited boys from Troop 786 as young as 11 years old to ride with him along his course, asking for that they spend the night in his room so they can get an early beginning. “Yes, I abused kids,” Menghi, now 69, stated in a meeting Wednesday with The Associated Press. “But just how many and other details I can’t remember.

People:

Thomas J. Menghi Jr.

Overall Sentiment: -0.257615

Relevance: 0.899784

Sentiment Quote
-0.531244 “What I did was wrong,” Menghi said, …
-0.0998846 “What I did was wrong,” Menghi said, sitting in a rocking chair on his front porch. “I’m not making any excuses. But I was a heavy drinker and did pot every once in a while.”
-0.0539408 “That’s when it really hit me. I knew I needed to quit and get help. Then I blacked it out,” he said.
0 “I don’t know what I’m going to do now,” he said. …
-0.0996138 “I don’t know what I’m going to do now,” he said. “I just don’t want to wake up in jail.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 5
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.7846832
  • Mean: -0.15693664
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

George F. Hardwick Sr.

Overall Sentiment: -0.0345076

Relevance: 0.311767

Sentiment Quote
0 “As the district executive, I followed the procedure I was supposed to follow,” said Hardwick, …
0.0413476 “As the district executive, I followed the procedure I was supposed to follow,” said Hardwick, a retired U.S. Army officer. “I handled it according to my instructions. Today, there’s no question the guy would be put in handcuffs. But that wasn’t the way it was done in those days. Nobody even wanted to talk about it.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.0413476
  • Mean: 0.0206738
  • Standard Deviation: 0

Paul I. Ernst

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.248934

Sentiment Quote
0 “Normally, we do not suggest that any legal action be instituted by parents,” Ernst wrote. …
0.0117388 “Normally, we do not suggest that any legal action be instituted by parents,” Ernst wrote. “If they desire to do this on their own they certainly should bring about any action they feel necessary. Certainly in this case, there is every indication that legal action is justified.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.0117388
  • Mean: 0.0058694
  • Standard Deviation: 0

George Heib

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.213246

Sentiment Quote
0.026198 “The biggest thing was to get the guy out of scouting and away from our boys,” said George Heib, …
-0.0308259 “The biggest thing was to get the guy out of scouting and away from our boys,” said George Heib, 86, a retired U.S. Army officer who was at the meeting. “Putting the boys through all the trauma of having to go to court and trial and all the stuff like that, I didn’t think it was worth it. Of course, the publicity wouldn’t be good for scouting, either.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.0046279
  • Mean: -0.00231395
  • Standard Deviation: 1.7320508075689

Kia Kim

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.210571

William West

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.183377

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  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

Note that quote stats are likely to be meaningless beyond the aggregate score due to the tiny sample size. However, they are always provided just in case you find something useful there.

Additional Info:

City: Monroe

Overall Sentiment: -0.0838534

Relevance: 0.34218

StateOrCounty: North Carolina

Overall Sentiment: -0.219722

Relevance: 0.329207

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  • boy scouts
  • perversion files
  • thomas j. menghi

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Said he abused scouts in the 70s; His case is one among 14,500 pages of “perversion files” recently made public by court order

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Former N.C. scoutmaster admits to molesting boys

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