Boy Scout leader gets 10 years in prison for sexually abusing kids in his troop

[Courtesy of: New york post https://nypost.com/2019/01/19/boy-scout-leader-gets-10-years-in-prison-for-sexually-abusing-kids-in-his-troop/]

January 19/2019

A former Boy Scout leader from New Jersey who admitted to sexually abusing at least three kids in his troop was reportedly sentenced on Friday to 10 years in state prison.

Stephen Corcoran, 51, of Morris Plains, is already serving a seven year sentence for child pornography — and will now be tacking on three more, according to NJ.com.

His latest sentence is going to run concurrent with the old one, which was handed down in 2017.

Corcoran pled guilty back in August to four counts of sexual assault after being accused by three of his former scouts. The victims said they were abused between 1997 and 1999.

“Every interaction he had with me and my family was for his ultimate goal of molesting me,” explained Christopher Malcolm, speaking to reporters in August 2017. “He wasn’t there to be my friend. He was there for his own sexual desires.”

The victims later sued the Boy Scouts of America organization, saying the abuse had a serious effect on their adult lives.

“The boy scouts basically gave (Corcoran) shelter and cloaked in secrecy the abuse that was occurring,” alleged one of their lawyers.

While an amount was never reported, the former scouts were said to have been “very pleased” with what they got.

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