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Wednesday, March 30, 2005
  Why the move to force the BSA to accept gay scout leaders is important
Yahoo! News - Boy Scouts Official Faces Porn Charges: "DALLAS - A former high-ranking Boy Scouts of America official has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. Douglas Sovereign Smith Jr., 61, who as program director coordinated scouting programs with schools and churches, was accused of receiving images over the Internet in February of children engaging in oral sex, intercourse and other sexually explicit conduct.

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• Criminal Information: U.S. v. Douglas Smith, Jr. (FindLaw)


The charges were filed by federal prosecutors March 21.

'We're shocked and dismayed to learn of this,' said Gregg Shields, national spokesman for the Boy Scouts, based in the Dallas suburb of Irving. 'Smith was employed by the Boy Scouts for 39 years and we had no indication of prior criminal activity.'"
 
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