Police: Boy Scouts leader arrested for Child Pornography

Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Orlando Cyber Crime Task Force say they arrested a local Boy Scouts troop leader and charged him with possession of child pornography.

Investigators say Michael Douglas Hanen was arrested this week on 38 counts.

FDLE agents say Hanen was a Boy Scouts leader with a Lake County troop. 

According to a release from the FDLE, agents launched an investigation after receiving a tip.

Authorities say that, in the course of their investigation, they learned that images depicting child pornography were associated with Hanen. 

During the execution of a search warrant, agents say they conducted a forensic preview of a digital device and found 38 files of children who appeared to be under the age of 18 depicted in sexual images.

Hanen is being held on a no-bond status at the Lake County jail, according to information provided by the FDLE. 

Officials say he will be prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office, Ninth Judicial Circuit.

Given the nature of his arrest and his access to children, FDLE agents are asking anyone with information about Hanen to call the Orlando office at 407-245-0888.


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