Teen arrested for lewd act on minor at Scout camping trip

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - A 15-year-old boy was arrested and charged with committing a lewd act on a minor during a Cub Scout camping trip in November, 2009.

The teen was helping manage campsite activities at the Ponds subdivision site in Summerville. The victim, a six-year-old girl, was the sibling of one of the Scouts, said police.

According to police, the teen called the victim into a tent and told her to pull down her pants. In exchange, he would give her a donut. The suspect told the girl he would also pull down his pants.

The girl told the teen "she was six and he was 15 and those were her private parts and she didn't want his donut."

In a statement to police, she said she then tried to leave but the suspect grabbed at her pants. She was able to pull away and told her mother about the incident.

She later recounted the event to a forensics interviewer.

The suspect was arrested at Ashley Ridge High School and transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia Tuesday.

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