Former scoutmaster accused of indecent liberties with members of troop in Winston-Salem

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A former Boy Scouts scoutmaster is in custody accused of inappropriate contact with members of his Boy Scout troop.

James Thomas Davis Jr., 63, of Durham, is charged with four counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.

In March 2013, detectives with the Winston-Salem Police Department received information from the National Office of Boys Scouts of America that a former scoutmaster had engaged in inappropriate contact with members of his boys scout troop.

These incidents were alleged to have taken place in the 1980s while Davis was scoutmaster over troop #867 in Winston-Salem.

Police were able to identify two victims. At the time of the offense the victims were between 12 and 15 years old.

Authorities with the Durham Police Department were contacted and Davis was taken into custody at his home in Durham on Wednesday morning.

Davis was placed under an $85,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 29.

No photo of Davis was released.

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