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LI Boy Scout master arrested for sex abuse of 12-year-old: police

NORTH BELLMORE, L.I. — An assistant scoutmaster from Long Island is accused of sexually abusing a young boy several times.

Jonathan Spohrer was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a boy several times. (Nassau County PD)

Jonathan Spohrer, 26, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon following an extensive investigation.

According to police, Spohrer sexually abused a 12-year-old boy on multiple occasions between January 2018 through Nov 2018. The incidents took place during Boy Scout-sanctioned retreats and meetings that occurred in Huntington, Putnam Valley and Bellmore while Spohrer was acting in his capacity as assistant scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, police said.

He faces charges of second-degree sexual contact against a child.

Detectives request anyone that feels they may have been a victim of a similar incident contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS, Special Victims Squad at 516-573-4022 or call 911.

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