Boy Scouts leader found with stash of children’s underwear and child pronagraphy under his bedBy Mason White 2:32 PM March 16, 2015
By: Tanya Malhotra
A Boy Scouts leader and former teacher was found guilty of 13 offenses relating to child pornography.
Police in the United Kingdom were tipped off by police in Canada, to the actions of the man who was a parish councillor and the author of books geared towards teenagers.
When police searched the home of 44-year-old Eliot Easterby of Hamble, Hampshire, they found a stash of children’s underwear under his bed.
Police also found a large collection of child pornography under his bed. Authorities said that Easterby, collected the underwear from young boys when he took them on scout trips.
The victims were between 8 and 15 years old.
It took the jurors less than an hour, to convict Easterby of the charges brought against him.
However, during sentencing at the Southampton Crown Court, Judge Peter Henry allowed the man to walked free with a community order and he was ordered to attend courses.
The judge said that he felt that this was the best way to punish the man and to protect the public from him.