WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A man placed in the Boy Scouts' so-called ``perversion files'' in 1968 went on to sexually assault a 6-year-old in 1992. The next year, Gerald V. Ashworth raped a mentally disabled woman and fondled another disabled woman.
The mother of the raped woman says she wonders now whether her daughter might have avoided becoming a victim if the file had been public.
The Wichita Eagle isn't naming the mother to protect her daughter's identity. Ashworth used his access as a volunteer and Sunday school teacher to drive the woman's daughter from a church to a vacant home and rape her.
Now 50, her daughter no longer goes to church and always travels with a trusted adult. The earliest the 74-year-old Ashworth could be released from prison is in 2014.
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