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Mich. Boy Scout Camp Director Gets 95 Years for Child Porn

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

A 40-year-old director of a Boy Scout camp in Western Michigan got socked on Friday with a 95-year prison term in Grand Rapids federal court for child pornography charges.

Specifically, Scott Allan Herrick surreptitiously videotaped boys as they were dressing in the locker room in the YMCA in Muskegon, and kept a massive collection of 100,000 images of child pornography with him at the Gerber Boy Scout Camp in Twin Lakes, Mich., federal authorities said.

On the first day of trial, Herrick pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography.

U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney said at sentencing that that the sexual exploitation of children by using institutions like the Boy Scouts and the YMCA “tears at the social fabric of our country.”

Herrick was the camp director for Gerber Boy Scout Camp in Twin Lakes, Mich., and also worked as a pool safety instructor for third grade children at the YMCA in Muskegon.

Authorities said he was trading child pornography and was discovered during a series of undercover FBI operations. He was arrested July 8.

U.S. Attorney Donald A. Davis echoed the judge’s concerns: “Herrick used and abused his position of trust in organizations dedicated to the health and welfare of children to satisfy his own perverse sexual interest in young boys.”

 

Feds Indict Mi. Boy Scout Leader on Child Porn Charges

BSA1By Allan Lengel
For AOL News

If the office voice mail recording is any indication, damage control was in full swing this week at the Gerber Boy Scout Camp near Muskegon, Mich., where the director is behind bars, charged with possessing and distributing child pornography — including locker-room videotapes of boys at the YMCA where he worked as a pool safety instructor.

“I’m so very grateful for our great Scout leaders who are stepping up and letting folks know that the Boy Scouts of America is still a great organization doing great things for kids,” said the voice mail of Mike Sulgrove, Scout executive for the Gerald R. Ford Council, which oversees the camp, “and not to let the actions of one adult leader … ruin the great experiences so many of our children are having.”

On Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Grand Rapids indicted Scott Allan Herrick, 39, of Twin Lakes, Mich., on charges of sexually exploiting children and possessing and distributing child pornography. He was arrested in early July on a federal criminal complaint and jailed pending a court appearance on July 27.

Herrick’s arrest sent shock waves through western Michigan. He had been director of the camp for the past seven years.

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