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Scout Leader Charged With Exposing Boy to Child Porn

Stephen Corcoran allegedly invited minor over and was in possession of images, videos.

A Parsippany Boy Scout leader has been charged with multiple offenses after allegedly showing child pornography to a boy.

Stephen Corcoran, 44, of Morris Plains, was arrested and charged Friday with second degree distribution of child pornography, as well as fourth degree possession of child pornography, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi

According to an affidavit on file with the Morris County Court, the prosecutor’s office conducted an interview with a boy who said Corcoran invited him over to his home in October and showed him child pornography.

The affidavit says an investigation of Corcoran’s computer revealed images of nude underage males, as well as videos of underage males engaging in various sex acts.

On the website of Troop 173, which serves mainly Parsippany, Corcoran is listed as assistant scout master. The site also says the troop serves other Morris County towns to a lesser degree.

On a public LinkedIn profile, Corcoran is listed as Manager of US Wintel Infrastructure Information Enterprise Services for Deutsche Bank. Under groups and associations, he has "BoyScout Troop 173 Parsippany" listed.

The Morris County Prosecutor's Office Sex Crimes and Child Endangerment Unit and the Parsippany Police Department made the arrest.

The prosecutor's office asks anyone with information regarding Corcoran to contact the Morris County Prosecutor's Office at 973-285-6200, Parsippany Police Department at 973-263-4300, or the Morris County Sheriff's Crime Stopper Program at 973-COPCALL

lorraine steinheimer January 20, 2012 at 09:42 PM
these sickos always put themselves in situations where there are children to prey upon.
Dale Hagstrom February 09, 2012 at 07:11 PM
I do not know if the young man was a scout, but I will assume he was, even though the Boy Scouts are clear that both leaders and scouts must use the "buddy system" -- at least two adults and at least two youth present when meeting not in public.Thank goodness the Boy Scouts train their scouts to recognize abuse and to report it, even if it is a trusted leader who crosses the line, so abusers cannot get away with this for long before they are stopped. Parents often do not like the fact that the Boy Scouts raise such an issue with their children (starting at ages like 7 or 8), but this story shows me how wise the Boy Scout organization is and how it protects boys (and girls in certain types of units).

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