Former Michigan Boy Scout Leader Hit With 10 Counts of Sexual Assault
A New York man is facing 10 counts of sexual assault for his actions as a boy scout leader in Michigan.
Mark Chapman was employed as a scout master in Roseville where he allegedly assaulted two victims. Chapman is currently incarcerated in New York state on other charges, also related to misconduct.
Michigan Attorney General announced the charges earlier today at a press conference. Video of that announcement is below.
"Marc Chapman is alleged to have abused children for years," Nessel said. "He threatened them with violence when they refused to participate or tried to stop him when he was continuing his assaults and he is the source of their pain, their psychological scars and their mental anguish."
Nessel went on to say that a second victim was assaulted by Chapman when he was just 11 years old. That victim suffered abuse at Chapman's hand for several years.
According to Detroit TV station WJBK, the Boy Scouts of America settled a civil lawsuit with more than 60,000 victims, paying out roughly $850 million.
Chapman Faces the Following Charges:
- Six counts of criminal sexual conduct in the second degree for the first case
- Two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree
- two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the second degree in the second case
If you've been victimized or if you have information about any abuse that may have occurred within the Boy Scouts of America organization, you're asked to call 844.324.3374.