Ex-SW Ind. scout exec to admit child porn counts

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 9:16 PM

   EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- A former top leader with the Boy Scouts in southwestern Indiana will plead guilty to child pornography charges.
 
   Documents filed in federal court indicate 33-year-old Ryan Bieler of Ireland will plead guilty to one count of possessing child pornography and four counts of receiving it.
 
   Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd Shellenbarger tells the Evansville Courier & Press a plea agreement calls for Bieler to receive a sentence of about eight to 10 years.
 
   Bieler was a senior district executive for the Evansville-based Buffalo Trace Council of the Boy Scouts before being charged last November.
 
   A message seeking comment was left with his attorney Tuesday.
 
   Authorities have said a search of Bieler's Dubois County home last year turned up DVDs and CDs of child pornography.
 

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