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Scout volunteer indicted on 6 sex abuse felonies involving 10-year-old boy

By October 4, 2017 No Comments

Justin Aaron ConnArticle from AL.com.

A cub scout volunteer has been indicted on six felony charges in the reported sex abuse of a young boy earlier this year.

Justin Aaron Conn, 22, was initially arrested by Trussville police in June on one count of sodomy after an incident with a 10-year-old boy during a scouting event held at Clearbranch United Methodist Church in Trussville. The church, however, was only providing the space for the event and was not involved in any other way.

Police didn’t not release specific details about what happened because of the nature of the crime and the age of the victim. They did say Conn was a volunteer at the event, but neither he nor the victim were connected to Clearbranch or from the Trussville area. Conn lives in Morris.

Conn was held in the Jefferson County Jail and released on June 30 after posting $40,000 on the first-degree sodomy charge.

According to court records made public Tuesday, a Jefferson County grand jury indicted Conn on Sept. 22 on two counts of first-degree sodomy on a victim under the age of 12, two counts first-degree sodomy by force, one count of sex abuse of a child under the age of 12 and one count of sex abuse by forces.

The indictment states Conn forced anal sex on the victim and forced the boy to perform oral sex on him.

A trial date for Conn has not yet been set.


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About Andria Seo

Andria Seo is an Associate Attorney at Crew Janci LLP. Andria is a graduate of the New York University School of Law. During law school, she worked with the National Center for Youth Law, the Legal Aid Society, and the NYCLU. Prior to joining the team at Crew Janci LLP, Andria advocated for vulnerable children and their families as a staff attorney at Partnership for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit based in New York City. Andria also previously worked assisting in the representation of victims of a terrorist attack in civil suits. Andria moved to Portland in 2016 and joined Crew Janci LLP in 2017. She is admitted to practice in Oregon and New York