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« on: September 25, 2012, 10:51:39 AM »

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/20120925_Former_scoutmaster_charged_with_trading_child_porn.html
Former scoutmaster charged with trading child porn
September 25, 2012


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Gerrett Conover, 47, of Woolwich Township, Gloucester County, was scoutmaster of Radnor Troop 284 from at least 1999 until 2001, said Thomas Harrington, chief executive officer of the Boy Scouts Cradle of Liberty Council.

He was arrested Sept. 16 while trying to cross the border from Canada at Ogdensburg, N.Y. Authorities allegedly found child porn on a laptop computer he was carrying.

Federal prosecutors said Conover's involvement with the Boy Scouts dated to 1990.

Conover said he had a "close relationship" with a Boy Scout from when the boy was 10 until he was 17, according to prosecutors. They were allegedly together after scout meetings, at Conover's house and office, and on some four-day road trips.

Investigators found a shoe box of scout-related photographs at Conover's home. The pictures were labeled with dates and locations, such as "Maine 8/99" and "Summer camp '91 Cape Hatteras."

Conover, who used the online name "petersneaks," apparently had a fetish for children's sneakers and wearing diapers.

In an online chat, Conover allegedly wrote: "last night I was outside in just a diaper . . . out front [of his house] . . . I soooo wish my neighbors son sees me . . . hes like 14."

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Harrington said Conover was registered as an assistant scoutmaster from 2002 until 2008, though he was largely inactive during that period and had moved to New Jersey.
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Conover had been released last Tuesday after posting $50,000 bail. He was arrested again Thursday after authorities allegedly found child porn on a computer at his house.

He has been ordered to remain in custody until a federal hearing Thursday in Camden.

If convicted, Conover faces a mandatory minimum of five years in prison and a maximum of 20 years, plus a $250,000 fine.

 
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 10:53:35 AM »

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Former Radnor scout leader charged with distributing child porn
September 25, 2012

CAMDEN, N.J. ó A New Jersey man was charged Thursday with receiving and distributing child pornography, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcementís Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Gerrett Conover, 47, of Woolwich Township, N.J., is charged with one count of receipt and distribution of child pornography. Federal officials notified Radnor Township Police that Conover has had previous ties to the Radnor Community as a Boy Scout Leader.

According to court documents, HSI special agents in Boston discovered various individuals corresponding via the Internet about engaging in sexually explicit conduct with children. Leads were sent out from Boston throughout the United States, including a lead pertaining to Conover. The evidence from the Boston investigation showed that Conover engaged in sexually explicit chats with another individual in 2010 and that the two men traded child pornography.

Conover was arrested entering the United States from Canada on Sept.16, 2012, and was in possession of a computer allegedly containing more than 50 images of child pornography. Also, uncovered was an additional Internet chat in which Conover acknowledged having a long-term relationship with a boy while the boy was 10 to 17 years of age. During the Internet chat, Conover allegedly stated that he served as a Boy Scout leader and obtained access to the boy after Boy Scout meetings and during trips.

Special agents obtained search warrants for Conoverís home and recovered various computers, hard drives and electronic devices, including a laptop computer which was found through a preliminary examination to contain at least 10 images of alleged child pornography. In addition, agents found numerous materials allegedly establishing Conoverís involvement in the Boy Scouts from 1990 to 2000.

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The charge and allegations contained in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.

This investigation was part of Operation Predator, a nationwide HSI initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including those who travel overseas for sex with minors, Internet child pornographers, criminal alien sex offenders and child sex traffickers. HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-DHS-2ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators.
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2012, 03:45:11 PM »

http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2012/09/woolwich_man_denied_bail_in_fe.html
South Jersey man denied bail in federal child pornography case
September 27, 2012

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Gerrett Conover, 47, whom Philadelphia-based Boy Scout officials confirmed was a former Scout Master in Randor, Pa., appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider asking the court to issue to a bail amount.

Following a two-hour hearing, the judge denied Conoverís request.

While he had previously been represented by a federal public defender, Conover appear in court Thursday with Philadelphia criminal defense attorney Marc Neff.
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Read the complaint against Conover here: Conover, Gerrett Complaint.pdf.
http://media.nj.com/gloucestercounty_impact/other/Conover,%20Gerrett%20Complaint.pdf
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2012, 10:22:33 AM »

http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2012/09/woolwich_man_denied_bail_in_fe.html
South Jersey man denied bail in federal child pornography case
September 27, 2012

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Gerrett Conover, 47, whom Philadelphia-based Boy Scout officials confirmed was a former Scout Master in Randor, Pa., appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider asking the court to issue to a bail amount.

Following a two-hour hearing, the judge denied Conoverís request.

While he had previously been represented by a federal public defender, Conover appear in court Thursday with Philadelphia criminal defense attorney Marc Neff.
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Read the complaint against Conover here: Conover, Gerrett Complaint.pdf.
http://media.nj.com/gloucestercounty_impact/other/Conover,%20Gerrett%20Complaint.pdf
Another POS! IMO
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