Coleman R. Leonard, 19, to be extradited to Waushara County on sexual assault charges
Camp Napowan, Wild Rose, staffer Coleman R. Leonard, Cary IL, is awaiting extradition to Wisconsin on charges of sexually assaulting underaged teens while working at the campsite.
The 19-year-old is charged with the following counts: Repeated Sexual Assault of Same Child (At Least 3 Violations of 1st or 2nd Degree Sexual Assault), Child Enticement-Sexual Contact, Child Enticement-Exposure, 4th Degree Sexual Assault, 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child, and Exposing a Child to Harmful Material. A notebook containing the names of those Leonard allegedly violated was obtained.
Leonard was taken into custody in Illinois. He waived his extradition hearing and will be transported to Waushara County.
Jeff Isaac, Scout Ex-ecutive/CEO, Pathway to Adventure Council, Boy Counts of America stated, “This individual’s behavior is abhorrent and runs counter to everything for which the Boy Scouts of America stands. Upon learning of these reports, we took immediate action to remove this individual and prohibit him from any future participation in our programs. Nothing is more important than the safety of our youth members. We seek to prevent child abuse through comprehensive policies and procedures to serve as barriers to abuse. These include a thorough screening process for adult leaders and staff, criminal background checks, requiring two or more adult leaders be present with youth at all times during Scouting activities, and the prompt mandatory reporting of any allegation or suspicion of abuse.”