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The Boy Scouts have settled a lawsuit filed by former Scout from Eugene who sought more than $5 million.

Attorney Stephen Crew brought the case on behalf of the victim. He told The Register-Guard the case was settled through mediation, and terms of the agreement could not be revealed.

The former Scout claimed in the lawsuit that the organization should have protected him from Ed Dyer, a one-time Scoutmaster who admitted to abusing as many as 15 boys.

Dyer later moved from Eugene to Central Oregon, and in 1985 he was convicted of molesting two teenage boys and was sentenced to 20 days in jail.

A few months later, one of those boys went to Dyer's home and shot him at close range with a sawed-off shotgun.