- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

THOMPSON, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut State Police say a man has been charged with sexually abusing young people over two decades he was a Boy Scouts troop leader in Thompson.

Police said Monday that 52-year-old David Kress has been arrested on three charges of employing minors in obscene performance. Police said Kress turned himself in to troopers in Danielson on Thursday evening and has been released on $100,000 cash bond. He is to appear Nov. 5 in Danielson Superior Court.

State police said alleged victims and witnesses told investigators the assaults took place during Scout events, at Kress’s home and places where he was working. The alleged victims were between 11 and 16 years old at the time.

A telephone listed to Kress was not accepting messages Monday night. It’s not known who is representing him.

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