EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Federal prosecutors have filed child pornography possession charges against a man who until recently was a top leader with the Boy Scouts in southwestern Indiana.
Prosecutors announced the charges Tuesday against 33-year-old Ryan Bieler of Jasper. Bieler was arrested earlier this month, and the Boy Scouts' Buffalo Trace Council in Evansville says it fired him from his job as a senior district executive once it learned about the allegations.
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Court documents say Bieler bought DVDs and downloaded Internet videos of boys and girls engaging in various sexual activity.
The Evansville Courier & Press reports U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett says the Boy Scouts council is cooperating fully with investigators. WFIE-TV reports the scouts group says Bieler has been permanently barred.
A message seeking comment from Bieler's defense attorney wasn't immediately returned.