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Boy Scout leader arrested for alleged sex assault at Butte Meadows camp
The Enterprise Record ^ | 6/22/2012 | Katy Sweeny

Posted on 06/25/2012 11:27:26 AM PDT by kevcol

Officers arrested a 20-year-old Boy Scout leader at his Shingletown home Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old at the Butte Meadows Scout camp over the last two years.

Dustin Hedrick was booked into the Butte County Jail in Oroville on suspicion of six counts of forcible lewd acts on a child younger than 14 and one count of electronic communication with a 16-year-old with intent to commit sexual acts. His bail was set at $465,000.

Butte County sheriff's deputies served a search warrant at Hedrick's home Thursday and arrested him. Investigators are still reviewing evidence that is mostly electronic, Sgt. Jason Hail said.

The Sheriff's Office started an investigation in May into allegations of sexual abuse at Camp Lassen in Butte Meadows, Hail said.

Hedrick is the assistant scout master for Troop 40 out of Redding, Hail said.

Scout executive Jim Martin of the Golden Empire Council of Boy Scouts of America in Sacramento said based on investigators' information, Hedrick has been removed from scouting.

"It's an outrageous crime against kids, people, and it's simply not tolerated," Martin said.

Hedrick earned his Eagle Scout in 2009, according to his Facebook page. That's the highest rank attainable in Boy Scouts.

The National Boy Scouts Council would have to take action to strip someone of their Eagle Scout status, Martin said.

"The alleged behavior of the individual arrested runs counter to the values and ideals of the Boy Scouts of America, its volunteers, members and professionals," Martin said.

"The BSA works to protect children through a comprehensive program of education, chartered organization leader selection procedures, criminal background and other checks, barriers to abuse and prompt mandatory reporting."

Hedrick is likely to be arraigned on Monday.

The Sheriff's Office asks that anyone with information on the case contact detective Jason Miller at 538-7671.

"It's tragic," Hail said. "It's a very sad case."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; bsa; homosexualagenda; molesters
Dustin Hedrick



"The alleged behavior of the individual arrested runs counter to the values and ideals of the Boy Scouts of America, its volunteers, members and professionals," Martin said.

Okay - then why the H-E-*-* are the BSA "considering a resolution that calls for ending a 102-year-old policy they’ve grappled with in recent years: banning gay scouts and scout leaders" ??!!!


1 posted on 06/25/2012 11:27:31 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
"Butte Meadows"

Must...resist...urge....!

2 posted on 06/25/2012 11:33:48 AM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: kevcol

This is not the Boy Scouts problem. It is the problem of all the liberals forcing them to take gays into their organization.


3 posted on 06/25/2012 11:34:30 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: kevcol

Sad that so many icons of the gay community can’t be trusted with same-sex children.


4 posted on 06/25/2012 11:39:44 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: kevcol

Mental disease, pure and simple. Forcing the Boy Scouts to accept homosexuals would end the organization. There is no way in Hades I would allow my boy anywhere near homosexuals, period.


5 posted on 06/25/2012 11:53:59 AM PDT by Chainmail
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To: kevcol

Butte Meadows Camp sounds like a sequel to Bake Broke Mountain.


6 posted on 06/25/2012 11:54:54 AM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: edcoil

Most likely an abuser would never admit to being gay, so simply banning homosexuals won’t help in this case.


7 posted on 06/25/2012 11:57:29 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kevcol

Well, Well, Well Buggery in the Boy Scouts!

Who Knew?

The faggots have been drooling over the smorgasbord of tenderlings in the Boy Scouts for years. That’s the only reason they have attacked the organization so relentlessly.

This is the only outcome for the unholy nonsense of allowing perverts into and in charge of the organization.

Hey Boy Scouts, resist the pressure. If you don’t, you will be destroyed from within.


8 posted on 06/25/2012 11:59:46 AM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimze, my handle is a Hate Crime. Hope they don't like it.)
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To: kevcol

This can’t be true. Every liberal writer and politician has assured us for several years now that gay men do not prey on young boys.


9 posted on 06/25/2012 12:02:44 PM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: kevcol
If only gays could fully participate in the Boys Scouts, these tragedies would not happen. /sarc

The reason BSA is considering changing their policy is due to enormous pressure from liberals.

It is my hope that the BSA "considering it" is akin to my Dad "considering" letting me buy that '57 Chevy that could lift the front tires off the ground while I was in High School - he thought about it long enough to tell me he thought about it. Then told me "No!".

10 posted on 06/25/2012 12:02:54 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: kevcol

“Okay - then why the H-E-*-* are the BSA “considering a resolution that calls for ending a 102-year-old policy they’ve grappled with in recent years: banning gay scouts and scout leaders” ??!!! “

Why believe some media headlines over others?

I suggest you read the responses in that thread, where they determined that the MEDIA pushed that “news”, not the BSA.


11 posted on 06/25/2012 12:03:09 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: kevcol

Boy Scouts Not Changing Membership Policy That Bans Openly Gay Scouts and Scout Leaders

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/boy-scouts-not-changing-membership-policy-bans-openly-gay-scouts-and-scout-leaders


12 posted on 06/25/2012 12:04:32 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Edward Teach

One might say “low-hanging fruit”, but that too would be crass…


13 posted on 06/25/2012 12:11:25 PM PDT by mikrofon (Sanduskyize him)
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To: Linda Frances; treetopsandroofs
That's the official position of the BSA right now, "has no plans to change...".
How long do you think that will last given the very public statements from its National Executive Board members?

"We are at a tipping point, with national leaders within the Boy Scouts now taking a firm stand to help end discrimination," Tyrrell said in response to Turley's statement. She called on another prominent Boy Scout executive board member, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, to join Turley in speaking out against the Scouts' anti-gay policy. Like Ernst & Young, AT&T has been commended by gay-rights groups for gay-friendly employment policies "The last thing AT&T wants is to undermine its excellent reputation for supporting LGBT people by failing to support a resolution that would bring equality to the Boy Scouts," Tyrrell said. AT&T issued a statement on Stephenson's behalf, indicating that he too might be interested in working internally to reconsider the membership policy.


First it was one Exec Board member, now two... I would prefer something a little stronger than "has no plans to". In fact, I would prefer to see Executive Board members who actually share the real values of the BSA, and those that don't shown the door or voted out. The homosexuals now have the wedge they need. Incrementalism...
14 posted on 06/25/2012 12:32:42 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: dfwgator

I doubt this was his first time and if the organization was not attacked and he saw an opening he might not have joined so a public face of the policy and protecting normal families and children might.


15 posted on 06/25/2012 12:45:04 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: kevcol
We see the powerful gay activist not just putting pressure on businesses, organizations, even churches, but also threatening individuals. People are compromising their values out of fear. Hopefully the Boy Scout will live up to their motto and not waiver. God forbid it is changed, it will be board members who give in.

If you look around here, many conservatives are compromising on this very issue on FR. Romney just said gays should be allowed to adopt. He also promised the Log Cabin republicans he would get gay marriage enacted in this country as president. While governor of MA he also forced 5 yr olds to be indoctrinated into the “gay lifestyle” and the parents could not opt out their kids. If you bring this to light, some freepers call you obama lover or say obama is going to destroy this country and we must vote for romney. There is a communist principal that says, if you can put fear in the heart of people, you control them. I refuse to vote for a pro abortion, pro gay......not conservative person out of fear. What will I tell God. “Sorry God, I was more afraid of Obama than You”. There are many who won't vote for romney. Praying for a miracle at the convention.

16 posted on 06/25/2012 12:55:41 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: kevcol; RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; wisconsinconservative; ...

Scout Ping


17 posted on 06/25/2012 12:56:37 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Linda Frances
What will I tell God. “Sorry God, I was more afraid of Obama than You”. There are many who won't vote for romney. Praying for a miracle at the convention.

AMEN.
18 posted on 06/25/2012 1:03:14 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol; windcliff; stylecouncilor
IS OBAMA CREATING A PRO-GAY BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA?
19 posted on 06/25/2012 1:05:52 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: kevcol
I feel sorry for both Dustin and the victim!! Dustin might have been abused, by someone since he is only 20 years old?

Granted, it is still not right...

20 posted on 06/25/2012 1:18:09 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: kevcol

I guess the “e” in Butte is silent, then?


21 posted on 06/25/2012 1:27:57 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: ExCTCitizen

My Scout troop was AT Camp Lassen 3 & 4 years ago. To see the facility degraded by this occurrence sickens me. This just reenforces my belief that BSA needs to keep it’s fences up concerning gay scouts.

I’ve got a rather large group going down to Catalina in a few weeks. We require EVERY adult to take the BSA Youth Protection training. However - someone can take the training and still violate it easily. I don’t know any real way around that beyond even more discussion with the youth members to highlight that what they should do if they encounter this behavior.

I’m open to suggestion here!


22 posted on 06/25/2012 1:31:57 PM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: Linda Frances
Boy Scouts Not Changing Membership Policy That Bans Openly Gay Scouts and Scout Leaders

Why is it that nobody discusses the issue from a "straight" perspective, like "Why can't a straight version of Dustin be a troop leader for a bunch of 15 year old Girl Scouts?", or "Why couldn't Farrah Fawcett lead my overnight hikes?"
23 posted on 06/25/2012 2:03:40 PM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: MNDude

“Butte Meadows Camp sounds like a sequel to Bake Broke Mountain.”

..or “Reach Around Ridge”.


24 posted on 06/25/2012 2:29:15 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: treetopsandroofs

To everyone here who is worried about the scouts caving: How much have YOU done to help them out?

I mean, the kids are BROKE! They can’t go anywhere or do anything. And they are looking like they are in this fight alone.

Its one thing to sit and b!tch about what is being done to them, its another thing to help them out and turn the tide.

AND THAT’S REAL EASY.

Fund raise for them like there is no tomorrow. If you belong to a Legion or VFW post, an Eagles or even a Shriners lodge, hold at least one fund raiser a year.

Any group, 501-C-3 or otherwise, adopt a troop.

All you bikers looking for a “good” cause, this is THEE ONE! Adopt a troop. Make sure they can go to their camporee or whatever they call them.

We bikers have this penchant for supporting the medical community that turns right around and lobbies against us, all the time. Trust me, you reach out to a local scout troop, you will find an open door, and those kids will most likely grow up to be freedom fighters themselves. And their parents probably won’t lobby against you on issues that concern us.

Its time to show the queer nation that they are ONLY 2%! We are the MAJORITY and its time we started acting like it and taking care of our own kids.

/R>


25 posted on 06/25/2012 4:36:07 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimze, my handle is a Hate Crime. Hope they don't like it.)
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To: SandRat

If he’s 20 now and the abuse has gone on for at least two years, he was probably trolling for sex partners when he was still a minor himself. It’s hard to fight this in a society that thinks sex between minors is just good clean fun, instead of immoral and destructive.

The Scout Oath includes “morally straight,” and that does not include sex outside marriage.


26 posted on 06/25/2012 5:47:03 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Spinach at every meal.)
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To: fremont_steve

“I’m open to suggestion here!”

How about a new Merit Badge for any scout that castrates a perverted Scout Leader?


27 posted on 06/26/2012 4:30:35 AM PDT by panaxanax (Voting 'Third Party' will ensure a Communist-Marxist-Socialist dominated Supreme Court!)
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To: panaxanax

How about something serious! Really!

I’ve been to that camp - didn’t know my scouts where at risk! I want to protect them in any systematic way possible. Castrating the Scout leaders doesn’t sound like a viable plan - OUCH!


28 posted on 06/26/2012 7:33:03 AM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: fremont_steve

You need to educate your sons, in graphic detail, about what a homosexual adult or another boy might do to them, or try to get them to do. Yes, it is gross. I don’t like having to talk to my sons about oral and anal sex, exhibitionism, intimate groping, and everything else that might be an issue, but there is no choice.


29 posted on 06/26/2012 7:55:27 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Spinach at every meal.)
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To: fremont_steve

I am serious.


30 posted on 06/26/2012 9:18:08 AM PDT by panaxanax (Voting 'Third Party' will ensure a Communist-Marxist-Socialist dominated Supreme Court!)
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