Garden City Boy Scout leader charged with possessing child porn

Edward Orenchuk, III, 23, was arrested this morning by investigators. (12/12/12)

GARDEN CITY - Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice has announced that a Garden City scout leader has been charged with possessing and promoting child pornography.

Edward Orenchuk III, 23, was arrested this morning at his Wheeler Avenue apartment and charged with three counts of promoting a sexual performance by a child as a sexually motivated felony. In addition, Orenchuk was charged with three counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child.

Police say Orenchuk had hundreds of images on his home computer, some of them of children as young as 5 years old. Investigators say they observed Orenchuk making multiple images available over the Internet for download by other people.

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Orenchuk is currently employed as a page at the Garden City Public Library. He is also an Eagle Scout who serves as an assistant scout master with Boy Scout Troop #243 in Garden City.

Orenchuk faces up to seven years in prison if convicted. He's scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow morning.
 

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