A Long Island assistant scoutmaster has been accused of sexually abusing a boy scout.
Nassau County Scoutmaster Accused of Repeatedly Sexually Abusing Scout
Last Update: 7/13/2020
An assistant scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America has been charged with repeatedly sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy during Boy Scout retreats and meetings in several locations on Long Island, including Suffolk County, Putnam County, and Bellmore.
26-year-old Jonathan Spohrer was arrested on Thursday, October 31 and has been charged with course of sexual conduct against a child. The Boy Scouts of America have also removed him from his position and prohibited him from attending any of the organization’s events.
Spohrer has pleaded not guilty and has been released on bail.
Police believe the alleged abuse occurred several times between January and November of 2018.
Anyone who believes they or someone they know has been a victim of abuse by Spohrer has been asked to call the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS, the Special Victims Squad at 516-573-4022, or 911.