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Former Pa. Boy Scout leader admits sexually assaulting 3 scouts

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 23, 2018 8:49 AM
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2009 photo Boy Scout handbooks from over the years are seen at the Lippincott family campsite in Sciota, Pa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Catasauqua, Pa.) -- Authorities say a former Boy Scout leader in Pennsylvania has admitted he sexually assaulted three scouts over a number of years.

Stephen Piller could face more than five years in state prison when he's sentenced in December. He also will have to register as a sex offender.

The 51-year-old Catasauqua man pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of indecent assault as part of a plea deal with Lehigh County prosecutors, who dropped a charge of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.

Authorities say the assaults happened at Piller's home and at Camp Trexler, a Boy Scout facility in Monroe County.

Piller was a scoutmaster affiliated with the Minsi Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

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