Boy Scouts Official Pleads Guilty

Boy Scouts official pleads guilty in child porn case

A former high-ranking Boy Scouts of America official has pleaded guilty in Texas to a federal child porn charge. Douglas Sovereign Smith was accused of receiving Internet images of kids engaging in sex acts. He was charged last week with possessing and distributing child porn. He faces up to 20 years in prison without parole when sentenced in July.

Smith worked for the Boy Scouts for 39 years, and was put on leave last month when the organization learned of the allegations. He then retired.

The group says Smith led a task force protecting kids from sex abuse, but did not work directly with children.