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Boy Scout Director Sentenced to 95 Years for Child Pornography
Dept Of Justice ^ | January 06, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Michigan

Posted on 01/21/2012 7:27:42 PM PST by Larry381

GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Scott Allan Herrick, 40, of Twin Lakes, Michigan, was sentenced to serve 95 years in prison, U.S. Attorney Donald A. Davis announced today. Herrick surreptitiously videotaped boys as they were dressing in the boys’ 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, Michigan. He was convicted at trial of three counts of attempting to produce child pornography. On the first day of trial, Herrick pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography.

The Honorable Paul L. Maloney, Chief U.S. District Judge, presided over the trial and sentencing. He considered Herrick’s assertion at sentencing that he had no sexual interest in children to be preposterous. Judge Maloney commented that the seriousness of the crimes cannot be overstated and that the lengthy sentence reflected his desire to protect the community from further acts by Herrick. He recognized that by sentencing Herrick to 1140 months (95 years) of incarceration, Herrick would likely spend the rest of his life in prison. Should Herrick live long enough for release, he must serve the rest of his life on supervised release. The judge explained that the sexual exploitation of children by using institutions like the Boy Scouts and the YMCA “tears at the social fabric of our country.” Judge Maloney wanted to send a message to others who would use their positions of trust with children for sexual exploitation—“You will be punished severely.”

Herrick was the camp director for Gerber Boy Scout Camp in Twin Lakes, Michigan. Herrick also worked as a pool safety instructor for third grade children at the YMCA in Muskegon, Michigan. Herrick was trading child pornography and was discovered during a series of undercover FBI operations. On July 1, 2010, FBI and Homeland Security Investigations-Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“HSI-ICE”) agents executed a search warrant on the Gerber Boy Scout Camp and discovered evidence of child pornography. Herrick was arrested on July 8, 2010, and has been held in custody since.

U.S. Attorney 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. My office sought and secured firm punishment for this appauling violation of community trust and childhood innocence. My office places a high priority on child exploitation cases, which will mean very long and well-deserved time in prison for offenders like Herrick.”

“All children have an absolute right to grow up free from the fear of being sexually exploited,” said Brian M. Moskowitz, special agent in charge of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations in Detroit. “And children should never have to fear those who are supposed to protect them. HSI and our partners will relentlessly pursue anyone who sexually exploits our kids in any way.”

FBI Special Agent in Charge Andrew G. Arena said, “The FBI is committed to protecting our most precious assets, our children. Along with our law enforcement partners, the FBI will bring to justice those individuals who prey on the innocent.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: boyscoutcamp; boyscouts; bsa; bsalist; childpornography; children; fbi; michigan; nambla; pedophiles; pedophilia; scounting; scouting; showers; summercamp; ymca

1 posted on 01/21/2012 7:27:49 PM PST by Larry381
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To: Larry381; SandRat
...sexual exploitation of children by using institutions like the Boy Scouts and the YMCA “tears at the social fabric of our country.”
This is why we must remain vigilant!
2 posted on 01/21/2012 7:31:21 PM PST by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised if you see more of that behavior)
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To: Larry381

This is why they try to keep the homosexuals out of leadership positions. Homosexuals cannot be trusted with children.


3 posted on 01/21/2012 7:32:34 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Larry381

Why wasn’t he killed?


4 posted on 01/21/2012 7:38:21 PM PST by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!!)
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To: Larry381

And yet the Ca. public school system is pushing the homosexual agenda into the classrooms. So which is it? We teach them that homosexual is ‘normal’ but we prosecute the behaviors from it? FUBAR.....


5 posted on 01/21/2012 7:43:11 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Larry381

95 years isn’t long enough.


6 posted on 01/21/2012 7:50:38 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Larry381

The left hates the BSA because they actually fight the pervs, meanwhile the groups that promote child sex like NYC schools are celebrated.


7 posted on 01/21/2012 7:57:11 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Dengar01; Larry381

probably wont last 95 years...


8 posted on 01/21/2012 7:57:34 PM PST by stylin19a (obama - "FREDO" smart)
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To: Dengar01

MI doesn’t have a death penalty.


9 posted on 01/21/2012 8:29:10 PM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Kieri

I believe this is a federal case.


10 posted on 01/21/2012 8:32:27 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: GeronL
The left hates the BSA because they actually fight the pervs...

I think you mean they pretend to.

11 posted on 01/21/2012 8:33:27 PM PST by newzjunkey (Next up "winner-take-all" FL ... we must derail Romney's inevitability.)
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To: Larry381

I guess it never occurs to the libs that this is the very reason the BSA wants to keep homos out of scouting.


12 posted on 01/21/2012 8:44:05 PM PST by GingisK
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To: Larry381

Thanking The Dear Lord for Judges with sanity. May He watch over and bless this man!


13 posted on 01/21/2012 9:15:13 PM PST by trustandobey
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To: Larry381

One hundred thousand kiddie-porn pictures? If he looked at one such picture once a second it would take over a day for him to see them all. Fiend!


14 posted on 01/21/2012 9:35:13 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Larry381

There’s a special place reserved in hell just for a POS like this guy. Yeah, words cannot describe the disdain I have for this type of individual.


15 posted on 01/21/2012 10:04:01 PM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I’d bet that those “100,000 images” are in the form of the 30-images-per-second videotapes mentioned in the article.


16 posted on 01/21/2012 10:41:33 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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If only the Boy Scouts of America allowed their camp directors to marry ...


17 posted on 01/21/2012 10:51:14 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Larry381

In California he be teaching mandatory Queer Studies to 7 year olds.


18 posted on 01/21/2012 10:57:53 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: Larry381

In California he would be teaching mandatory Queer Studies to 7 year olds.


19 posted on 01/21/2012 10:58:45 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Larry381.
Herrick surreptitiously videotaped boys as they were dressing in the boys’ 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, Michigan.
Sure, but he's a self-described heterosexual, like almost all other men who either rape or want to rape young boys. /s


20 posted on 01/21/2012 11:23:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: newzjunkey
I think you mean they pretend to.

Ok, what do you know of faggots infiltrating the BSA?

First hand knowledge?

Is it as bad as the GSA?

Spill Mr. Wizard.

21 posted on 01/22/2012 12:36:06 AM PST by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: Moonman62

Any idea why this was a federal case?


22 posted on 01/22/2012 6:29:11 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Larry381

Thankfully, the Boy Scouts have the practice of ‘two deep leadership’. It is against the rules for any adult, except the boy’s parents, to be alone with any Scout, outside the view of other adults. If a boy needs to be spoken to privately, the adult pulls him aside in full view of everyone else in the room to do so. I believe this one rule is what has kept sexual abuse in Boy Scouts to a minimum over the past 20 years.


23 posted on 01/22/2012 4:40:28 PM PST by SuziQ
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