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Former Ohio Boy Scout Leader Sentenced Following Child Porn Conviction

Jan 17, 2020

Thomas Close
Credit Richland County Sheriff's Office

A former Boy Scout leader in Richland County has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for secretly recording and distributing videos of boys inside pool locker rooms and his home. 

39-year-old Thomas Close pleaded guilty in September to multiple counts. Prosecutors say Close recorded boys from 2011 through 2018.