Boy Scouts leader arrested on porn charges on Long Island - New York News

Boy Scouts leader arrested on porn charges on Long Island

Edward Orenchuk III (Nassau County District Attorney photo) Edward Orenchuk III (Nassau County District Attorney photo)

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island Boy Scouts leader has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Edward Orenchuk III, 23, was arrested at his home in Garden City on Wednesday, authoritie said. He had hundreds of images of child pornography on his computer, police said.

He is 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 said 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 said Orenchuk was dropped from the organization once they learned of the charges. A library spokeswoman said Orenchuk has been taken off the library's work schedule.

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