Boy Scout Leader Arrested for Child Porn


Edward Orenchuk III

A 23-year-old Boy Scout leader from Garden City is facing allegations that he shared child pornography of kids as young as five years old on the Internet this summer.

Edward Orenchuk III was arrested Wednesday and charged with promoting a sexual performance by a child as a sexually motivated felony and possessing a sexual performance by a child.


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Nassau County prosecutors said that investigators caught Orenchuk sharing child porn on the Internet in August and September, tracked him to his Wheeler Avenue home and found hundreds of other child porn images on his personal computer while later executing a search warrant.

Orenchuk, a Garden City Public Library employee, is also an Eagle Scout who serves as an Assistant Scout Master with Boy Scout Troop No. 243 in Garden City, authorities said.

He will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead. He faces up to seven years in prison, if convicted.

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