Boy Scouts headquarters in Muncie, where a volunteer is accused of sexual abuse.
Muncie Boy Scouts Volunteer Charged with Sexual Misconduct with a Minor
Police in Muncie have arrested a Boy Scouts volunteer for allegedly “grooming” a 15-year-old Boy Scout for sexual abuse. 21-year-old James Colter was arrested on Tuesday, December 11 after a police investigation. The Muncie Police Department believes that Colter groomed the victim by giving him special responsibilities in the organization.
According to a report by Fox 59, Colter and the victim met at a Boy Scouts event. Colter then began “grooming” the victim, which is a common tactic involving sexual predators taking special interests in their victims and gaining their trust before committing sexual abuse.
Colter has been charged with five counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, child seduction, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He has been terminated from his volunteer position with the Boy Scouts of America.