Former Upstate BSA Leader Pleads Guilty To Kiddie Porn Posession

Ovid, N.Y. - A former Boy Scouts employee from Seneca County has pleaded guilty to trading and sharing man has been busted with child porn.

The 34 year old Russell Ruth of Lyons worked for the Boy Scouts of America in Ovid when he was caught uploading child porn online. Ruth shared several images between March and June of 2018. Federal investigators say that when they searched his computer and other devices they found over 10,000 images and more than 600 videos. Many of those were of young children.

Ruth pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. He faces up to 20 years in prison at his sentencing on August 7.

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