NC Boy Scout Leader charged with taking explicit photos of child

John Herbert Adams (Credit: WRAL)

John Herbert Adams (Credit: WRAL)

DURHAM, N.C. — A Durham Boy Scout Leader has been charged with taking sexually explicit photos of a young girl, WRAL is reporting.

John Herbert Adams, 50, of Bahama, was arrested Thursday on charges of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, indecent liberties of a child and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

He was released on bond.

According to warrants obtained by WRAL, Adams took nude photos of a girl age 3 or 4 in explicit poses sometime between January 2010 and last week.

A spokesman for Boy Scouts of America told WRAL the organization removed Adams as a Boy Scout leader after hearing of his arrest early Monday.

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