Sheriff: Boy Scout Leader Sent Nude Photos To Minor

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Pinellas County, Florida — Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested a Pinellas Park man for one felony count of transmission of material harmful to a minor by electronic device and one felony count of certain uses of computer services or devices prohibited.

According to detectives, their investigation began in June 2016, after receiving information that the suspect, identified as 18-year-old Patrick Ferguson, had sent a nude image of himself to the victim.

Ferguson had been appointed as a leader within the Boy Scouts at the time the incident had occurred.

Detectives arrested Ferguson and charged him with one felony count of transmission of material harmful to a minor by electronic device and one felony count of certain uses of computer services or devices prohibited.

Ferguson was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident.

The investigation continues.

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