Lawrence Fahey, 60, faces four counts of taking indecentlibertieswith a minor. According to the search warrant, a young boy claims thatFahey took him to a house last January to work on merit badges. Instead,Fahey allegedly gave the boy alcohol, played pornographic videos, andmolested him.
The arrest has sent a wake-up call to people at the local Rotary Club --the sponsor of Local Troop 144. Tom Lynch, leader of the Rotary Club inRoanoke Rapids, says that volunteers who wish to work in the Boy Scoutprogram will undergo a more thorough screening process.
Community leaders say that this single arrest should not reflect badly onthe Scouts, the parents, or the community.