BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A former Boy Scout leader in East Tennessee has been charged with sexually exploiting minors.
Randy Hass, who is 45, turned himself in Friday after being indicted on 32 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and five counts of official misconduct. He was released after posting bond.
Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson said Hass had worked in corrections for his office until being fired about seven month ago when the allegations arose.
Doug Mitchell, assistant Boy Scout executive for the Sequoyah Council, told the Kingsport Times-News that Hass first registered as leader of a Kingsport troop more than a decade ago most recently identifying him as an assistant Scoutmaster.
It could not be immediately determined whether Hass had an attorney.
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