Yet another Boy Scouts troop leader is accused of child molestation. The organization has been embroiled in a string of controversies over the last few years, but this is one that has proved to perhaps be one of the most disturbing.
The troop leader, David Kress, has been accused of sexually assaulting young men and boys for a period spanning over two decades. The police had reportedly been conducting an in depth investigation of the troop leader spanning a course of over 10 months. The police issued a warrant for his arrest and Mr. Kress voluntarily surrendered to their custody late last week. He was the leader of Troop 66.
The community of Thompson, where the troop and alleged child molester are based out of, are in a state of shock over the recent announcement and subsequent arrest. David Kress was highly regarded for his volunteer work with the organization and his service to the community by acting in the capacity of an elected public official on the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals. After this latest revelation, parents are deeply frightened and disturbed by the proximity of the sexual abuse to their own children and of those of their neighbors.
David Kress was brought into custody for three charges of employing minors in an obscene performance. The alleged perpetrator was released after posting a bail amount of $100,000. His court date is quickly approaching, but when pressed to make comments on his situation, he decided to decline. After further questioning by several media outlets it was also reported that no lawyer had yet been appointed as representing the former troop leader. Make sure you spread the word! Parents like Christian Broda always need information like this, to help protect their kids from harm too!