Thomas Close previously pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting children and receiving and distributing child pornography. Close, 39, was known to many boy scouts as "Aqua Joe" because he was a swim instructor and troop leader. Prosecutors said that between and , Close abused his position to secretly record young boys as they changed to go swimming or take showers. One of Close's victims gave the following statement to prosecutors. The statement is directed at Close:.
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A Boy Scout leader sang 'Hakuna Matata' while naked. The organization didn't investigate, suit says
When I was a youth I'm 53 now , I would have thought it strange that adults were showering with Scouts. I don't think I would do it. I might have showered with other youth, but I wouldn't have liked it.
But a short time later, the mom told NBC News, she got a call from the troop leader Richard Robbins that left her shaking her head in disbelief. Four years later, Kelsey, who was then a Dutchess County, New York, lawmaker, was convicted of sexually abusing two year-old scouts on an overnight camping trip. Nor is it identifying the name of the worried mother who filed the affidavit and who, like the others, lives in Dutchess County. Instead, they did nothing. The youth was not identified by name and the statement did not say whether he was a scout.