Boy Scout leader, medic booked on child porn charges

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A West Carrollton man was arraigned Friday on Federal charges that he possessed and distributed child pornography.

Alan Johnson, 23, a health officer with the Boy Scouts of America and EMT, admitted to investigators that he prefered viewing images of young boys, according to court documents.

Johnson was arrested as part of an investigation by federal agents.

According to the complaint against him, Johnson used a peer-to-peer network to send and receive child pornography.

2 NEWS reached out to the Miami Valley Council Boy Scouts of America for comment.

According to Account Executive, Doug Nelson “It’s shocking. You know, it’s sad. You know in Miami Valley Council, we serve nearly ten thousand young people. They have over 2,800 adult volunteers who pour their life’s soul into providing scouting programs to these kids. So to have one person you know, darken the day for the all of the other volunteers is sad.”

Nelson also said he was never made aware of any inappropriate behavior, and that Johnson had completed a criminal background check to become a volunteer.

“I would say parents need to have a frank and candid conversation with their children regarding this, because children are the last line of defense in anything like this.”

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