Former Boy Scouts troop leader sentenced for sexually assaulting boy

Posted at 12:54 PM, Aug 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 18:09:51-04

A former Boy Scouts troop leader has been sentenced  for sexually assaulting a boy.

David Radecki, 37, pleaded guilty to three counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct.

In court on Tuesday, he was sentenced to one year in jail and five years probation. He must also register as a sex offender.

The former troop leader and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer allegedly inappropriately touched a boy in October 2016. The boy told Romulus police Radecki touched him several times.

The Boy Scouts of America released the following statement when the allegations surfaced.

"The behavior included in these allegations is abhorrent and runs counter to everything for which the Boy Scouts of America stands. Upon learning of these allegations we took action to preclude this individual from any further participation in the Scouting program.

The safety of our youth members is of paramount importance and we seek to prevent child abuse through a comprehensive program of education on the subject, the chartered organization leader selection process, criminal background and other checks, policies and procedures to serve as barriers to abuse and the prompt mandatory reporting of any allegation or suspicion of abuse."