Crime

Brian Robbins, Mormon scout master, busted for child pornography

After a huge cache of documents about child-sexual abusers went public last year, the Boy Scouts of America are under more scrutiny than ever to make sure adults working with kids don't have pervy intentions. So the organization can't be pleased about the arrest of Brian Robbins, a scout master for a troop in Parker, on child-pornography charges.

According to the Parker Police Department, the investigation into Robbins began in January. Cut to around noon on Tuesday, when detectives from the PPD, along with helpers from the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office and the Douglas County Pattern Crimes Unit, executed a search warrant on Robbins's home, on the 22000 block of Pensive Court in the Canterberry subdivision.

A neighbor who spoke with CBS4 said Robbins and his wife lived at the address with his parents. She described them as a "Mormon family" and said she saw young men go in and out of the home often.

The Parker cops don't mention finding such individuals at the residence during their search. However, they did locate a slew of child-pornography images -- reportedly hundreds of them. Shortly thereafter, Robbins was booked on two counts of sexual exploitation of a child; his bond was set at $50,000.

Along the way, investigators discovered that Robbins was a scout master for a Parker troop. At this point, there's no evidence to suggest that he molested or exploited any of the young scouts. Anyone with information to suggest otherwise is encouraged to phone Detective Shannon Brukbacher at 303-805-6523 or e-mail her at [email protected]

This is definitely not the kind of PR the Boy Scouts of American needs right now.

Look below to see Robbins's double mug shot and the CBS4 report.

More from our Schmuck of the Week archive: "Boy Scouts' mishandling of past abuse cases beyond schmucky."

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