Long Island Boy Scouts Leader Arrested on Child Porn Charges

The 23-year-old librarian and Boy Scouts leader had hundreds of images of child pornography on his computer, police say

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012  |  Updated 9:54 PM EDT
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L.I. Boy Scouts Leader Arrested on Child Porn Charges

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A Long Island Boy Scouts leader has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Authorities say 23-year-old Edward Orenchuk III was arrested at his home in Garden City on Wednesday. They say he had hundreds of images of child pornography on his computer.

He's scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison. It wasn't immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

Authorities say Orenchuk is an assistant scout master for Troop 243 in Garden City and works as a page at the Garden City Public Library.

The Boy Scouts says Orenchuk was dropped from the organization once they learned of the charges. A library spokeswoman says Orenchuk has been taken off the library's work schedule.

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