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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.

Read more: WRAL


  • Diane Purcell

    I’m sure the idiot comments will begin – Oh wait, I see one now. This is about ONE sick man, a pedophile, NOT about the BSA, NOT about gays, NOT about any of that try to pretend to be intelligent about this people. Unfortuantely, pedophiles seek children – in organizations, in schools, playgrounds etc. He needs to be locked up – forever. Period.

  • Gene Bannister (@ScoutDaddy70)

    This is horrible but do not define an entire organization by the actions of one person. The fact that he was a Scout leader has nothing to do with his crimes, since a 3-4 year old girl is not involved in Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts. He is a monster and should be treated as much, but do not use this horrible action as a platform to denounce an organization that has done many good things for communities and individuals. Keith, your opinion is noted, but you should not call other people names because they do not agree with you, that is the sign of a lack of intelligence.

  • Patricia

    This is so disgusting, WHY, don’t they brand them on the forehead with a Scarlet letter like they use to do. Since they don’t want to put them down like the Rabid animal they are. Let people know exactly what he is ?
    Could you imagine everywhere you go people will see and know what you are.

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