The Bastrop County Sheriff's Office says that an ex-Cub Scout staff member facing felony charges after allegedly recording four people in the shower with a hidden camera at a Cub Scout Summer Camp in Bastrop has turned himself in.
The sheriff's office says that Tuesday evening a warrant was issued for 24-year-old Cory Cason for the charge of improper photo/video recording without consent. It says that Cason turned himself in to one of its investigators this morning and that Cason's bond has been set at $200,000.
It was a shocking discovery, a hidden camera placed outside of the staff shower facilities.
"When it was discovered, it was immediately reported. Now there's no chance for the individual responsible for putting the camera there, from hurting anybody going forward," said Charles Mead, Boy Scouts Spokesman.
The Bastrop County Sheriff's Office says two juveniles and two adults were recorded during a summer session at Camp Tom Wooten in June. Their investigation led them to Cason, a staff member for Cub Scout camp the past eight years.
"I interviewed the adult male that was involved with it. I had his computers and cameras analyzed. He admitted to his wrongdoing. I have spoken to the people that were recorded, the actual victims," said Investigator Vance Weltner, Bastrop County Sheriff's Office.
The Capitol Area Council says Cason has been terminated and they have revoked his registration in the Boy Scouts of America. He will not be able to participate in the program in the future.
"You had an individual who passed a criminal background check, had no prior criminal history, there had been no prior reports of anything going on with this person; yet, we still had this allegation that takes place," said Mead.
Since 2000, scouting has required that every adult member be current in youth protection training and pass a criminal background check. Moving forward they plan to keep their guard up. There is a new initiative that aims to make sure even more focus is placed on safety.
"It asks each scout unit to find an adult leader who's one job is to focus on youth protection concerns. Whether that's what is the latest training, what are additional resources that can be brought in to an individual unit to figure out what other things we can do, or are all practices up to speed to where they should be," said Mead.
They are hoping to implement this at every scout unit in Central Texas.
If you have any concerns or questions about your son's experience at Cub Scout Camp at Camp Tom Wooten, you can call the Capitol Area Council:
Scout Executive Jon Yates