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Andrew J. Myers (FOX25)

Andrew J. Myers (FOX25)

WHITINSVILLE, Mass. — A Massachusetts Boy Scout leader, who also serves as a lawyer and part-time middle school teacher, has been arrested for allegedly enticing a Colorado boy to engage in sexual acts online.

According to a report by FOX25 Boston, Massachusetts investigators were made aware of the alleged conduct of Andrew J. Myers, 34, by the mother of a Colorado minor. She told Larimer County police her 12-year-old son was in contact with a man who claimed to be 33 years old.

The woman told police that Myers contacted her son via email or Skype, asking the child to partake in sexual acts on a webcam.

“An older guy like me being sexually attracted to younger boys can be pretty offsetting to most people,” Myers wrote the woman’s son, according to an arrest affidavit.

Later in the affidavit, police said Myers told the Colorado boy that he wished the two could swim together in his pool, and that Myers could find the boy a place to sleep if he came to visit.

The conversation got more explicit from there, according to the affidavit, as Myers directed the boy to a Russian pornographic website.

Police in Larimer County coordinated with police in Northbridge, Mass. to arrest Myers after they identified him as the suspect.

This isn’t the first minor Myers has solicited, according to FOX25. He is also believed to have been in contact with three more underage males. He has offered to perform sexual acts on them via email, according to the report.

Myers was also found to be in possession of child pornography when he was arrested. The minimum sentence he would face if found guilty of enticement would be 10 years. The maximum sentence he would face on the child porn charges is 10 years.

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