Scout Leader Gets 10 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Teens in His Troop

Stephen Corcoran, an ex-Boy Scouts leader from Parsippany convicted of possessing child pornorgaphy, appears in court in June 2017 before Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Critchley Jr. in Morristown.
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A former scout leader from New Jersey was reportedly sentenced to ten years in state prison for sexually abusing three teens in his Boy Scout troop.

Stephen Corcoran, 51, of Morris Plains, who is already in prison serving seven years on child pornography charges— will be serving an additional three years in prison in light of the sexual assault conviction against him, reported.

Corcoran pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual assault for abusing three boy scouts in Morris Plains between 1997 and 1999 at an August 2018 court hearing.

The boys were between the ages of 13 and 17 at the time of the abuse, the Daily Record reported.

The three victims filed a lawsuit against the parent organization, Boy Scouts of America, claiming in the suit that the abuse affected them throughout their lives.

“The boy scouts basically gave (Corcoran) shelter and cloaked in secrecy the abuse that was occurring,” Victor Herlinsky Jr., an attorney for one of the victims, said back in 2012, referring to the lawsuit.

The scouts eventually settled with Boy Scouts of America in 2018 for an undisclosed amount.


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