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Former Mo. Scout camp leader charged in porn case

Former Mo. Scout camp leader charged in porn case

November 29th, 2012 in News

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A former Boy Scout summer camp leader in Columbia and Hannibal faces federal charges of using a fake Facebook identity to trick seven underage victims into sharing nude photos they thought were sought by a woman.

A federal grand jury in Jefferson City indicted 23-year-old Ian Francis Burow, of Columbia, with seven counts of receiving and distributing sexually explicit material involving a minor.

The sealed indictment was made public after Burow appeared in court Tuesday. A judge ordered Thursday that Burow remain held without bond.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office arrested Burow in March in response to a complaint by the Boy Scouts of America that Burow had contacted Scouts online using the Facebook alias "Sarah McGee." The federal indictment says he also created fake Yahoo and Skype accounts.