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Former Ohio Boy Scout leader sentenced to 30 years in prison

CLEVELAND — A former Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center teacher and Richland County Boy Scout leader known as “Aqua Joe” was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting children as well as receiving and distributing child pornography. Thomas Close, 39, of Shelby served as a swim instructor and troop leader when he surreptitiously made videos of young boys while they changed for swimming and showered. Close victimized children in […]
Source: The Daily Jeff – News from Camberidge OH

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