Boy Scout Leader Gets 10 Years for Sexually Abusing Kids in His Troop

Conservative Tribune | 1/20/2019 | Karista Baldwin
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A one-time Boy Scout leader was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting three troop members in the 1990s.

In August 2018, former scoutmaster Stephen Corcoran admitted to molesting three former Boy Scouts and pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual assault, NJ.com reported.

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Corcoran is already serving a seven-year sentence after a 2017 conviction on 11 charges in a separate child pornography case, NJ.com reported. Friday’s sentence will run concurrent to Corcoran’s current sentence.

The case against Corcoran first came out in 2011, when a former troop member told police Corcoran had sexually assaulted him when he was a juvenile.

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Corcoran was still active with the Boy Scouts at the time of the accusation, according to another report from NJ.com.

An investigation brought to light two other former Scouts who said Corcoran had sexually assaulted them in the late 90s. One of the victims claimed that he had been abused by Corcoran for several years.

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In 2012, the former Scouts filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America, alleging that Corcoran began grooming them for sexual abuse when they were 11 and 12 years old.

They claimed that many of the assaults happened during Boy Scout-sponsored events and at Boy Scout camps, according to NJ.com.

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The suit claimed that Corcoran’s leadership role in the Boy Scouts allowed him to establish himself as a trusted mentor.

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