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Volunteer officer, Boy Scout troop leader charged with raping boy

By March 8, 2017 No Comments

Aaron RobertsonArticle from CBSNews.com

OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio — An Ohio volunteer auxiliary police officer who is also a Boy Scouts of America troop leader has been charged with rape, police said.

Aaron Robertson, 26, was arrested Monday, reports CBS affiliate WOIO. The station reports the victim is a 15-year-old boy.

Olmsted Falls police chief William Traine said Robertson is suspected in more than 10 rapes, most of them in Olmsted Falls, southwest of Cleveland. Traine said the teen boy is the only known victim, but he fears there could be more. He wouldn’t say when the alleged incidents occurred or whether the victim was involved in the Boy Scouts.

Robertson was a volunteer with the Olmsted Falls police department for five years, Traine said. Traine said Robertson was uniformed but was unpaid, acting in a volunteer capacity to aid the police department with events and other calls. He was not armed and did not have arresting power, Traine said.

Robertson was fired from that position after his arrest Monday.

Traine said Robertson had no prior criminal history.

Robertson was set to be arraigned on Tuesday.

Anyone with information is asked to call 440-235-1234.


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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