Local scout leader in U.S. put to jail for child abuse

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-09 01:29:18|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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CHICAGO, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- A former Boy Scout leader in U.S. State of Michigan was sentenced on Tuesday to one year in jail and five years of probation for child abuse, local media reported.

David Radecki, a former U.S. Border Patrol agent, had pleaded guilty to a crime of accosting children for immoral purposes and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The statement of a 12-year-old boy victim about how the sexual abuse has affected him was read by a family friend and a representative of a Wayne County NGO against child abuse, according to a Detroit News report.

The boy said he joined the Boy Scouts to learn skills in a dream to join the U.S. Navy Seal. "I thought he was my friend and now I hate Boy Scouts," added the victim.

Radecki, 38, will be registered as a sex offender, and cannot have unsupervised contact with any one under the age of 16, or own a computer with internet access, or live near any schools.