Serial pedophile Thomas Hacker sexually abused hundreds of children in Illinois and Indiana, abusing the trust of children and parents through his leadership roles in the Boy Scouts, Catholic churches, suburban Chicago Park District programs, and Chicago Public Schools (CPS). From the 1960s through the 1980s, Hacker preyed upon boys as young as 10 and 11 years old. While he was employed by CPS, Hacker was convicted for sexually abusing boys he mentored through scouting and church activities in Mount Prospect and Oak Lawn, Illinois; yet the convictions did not have any effect on his teaching career. Moreover, CPS received reports of Hacker sexually abusing children while teaching, but no action was taken, allowing him full access to sexually abuse children.
In a recent documentary titled Scouts Honor: The Secret Files of the Boy Scouts of America, Hacker was deemed the most prolific pedophile in American history. Likewise, following his sentencing, authorities identified numerous additional sexual abuse victims, though Hacker himself claimed that his victim count is in the hundreds.
At Justice for Kids, we are ready to assist victims of childhood sexual abuse by bringing justice and closure.