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Former Boy Scout Troop Leader Arrested on Sodomy Charge

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A former Boy Scout troop leader has been arrested and charged with forcible sodomy of a juvenile. Forty-nine-year-old David Brian Watkins of Keswick has been charged. The victim was a Boy Scout under the age of 13.

Watkins is being held at the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail. He will have a bond hearing Thursday in Albemarle County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. 

If convicted, Watkins faces a penalty of five years to life in prison.

Police think other potential victims may be out there. They are urged to call the victim hotline at 434 972 – 4045.  


Albemarle County Police Department Press Release 

The Albemarle County Police Department has arrested a former Boy Scout troop leader for forcible sodomy of a juvenile.   

On Wednesday, November 28 2012, David Brian Watkins of Keswick, Virginia was taken into custody by Albemarle County Police detectives.  

This investigation began on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 when a now adult victim reported sexual abuse by Watkins.  The abuse took place when the victim was a juvenile and a member of Watkins' Boy Scout Troop.  Additional charges involving this victim are under consideration.  

We believe there could be other victims.  Watkins was a scout leader in Albemarle County from 2002 until 2008.  Anyone with any additional information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call 972-4045. 

Sodomy involving a juvenile under the age of 13 is deemed to be "non consensual" and is a charge of Forcible Sodomy.  A conviction would hold a penalty of five years to life in prison.    

Watkins will have a bond hearing on Thursday, November 29th 2012 at 1:30 at the Juvenile Domestic Relations Court.     

Carter Johnson
Public Information Officer 

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