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Watkins Faces Additional Child Sex Charges

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A former Boy Scout troop leader already accused of child sex crimes faces a slew of new charges.

A grand jury has indicted David Watkins, 50, of Albemarle County on 69 additional charges. All of the new charges came down Monday, and all pertain to the same alleged victim in the original case against Watkins.

Watkins faces 48 charges for statutory rape, 17 charges for intercourse with the victim by force, threat or intimidation, and four charges for taking indecent liberties with a child.

The new charges range from June of 2005 through September of 2008. Watkins is already facing a pair of rape charges and a sodomy charge, to which he pleaded not guilty in June.

Watkins spent six years as a Boy Scout troop leader in Keswick. The alleged crimes are believed to have happened while he was in that role.

The new charges are from a direct indictment, meaning the new evidence against Watkins was presented behind closed doors.

His trial on the original charges is set for December, but there is no word on how the new charges will affect that.

UPDATE 12/16/2013: Watkins' trial was continued December 16, 2013. The new trial date set is April 21, 2014 in Albemarle County Circuit Court at 9:15 a.m. It is expected to be a multi-day trial. 

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