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ALTUS, Okla. – A man who is a district chairman of a Boy Scouts troop in Oklahoma was arrested this week after he was allegedly caught with child pornography.
Steven Foreman, 52, was arrested in Altus after investigators intercepted child pornography coming from a personal computer at Foreman’s home, officials say.
Authorities reportedly found several images of child pornography on Foreman’s computers and hard drives.
According to KSWO, Foreman is a retired United States Air Force member and is currently employed in a civilian position at the 97th Security Forces Squadron at Altus Air Force Base.
He also holds the position of district chairman of the Kicking Bird District (Beckham, Greer, Harmon and Jackson counties) of the Boy Scouts of America group.
The Boy Scouts of America released a statement saying they removed Foreman from the program.
“This behavior is unacceptable and runs counter to everything for which the Boy Scouts of America stands. Upon learning of these allegations we took immediate action to remove this individual from Scouting and precluded him from any further participation in our programs. The safety of our youth members is of paramount importance and we seek to prevent child abuse through a comprehensive program of education on the subject, the chartered organization leader selection process, criminal background and other checks, policies and procedures to serve as barriers to abuse and the prompt mandatory reporting of any allegation or suspicion of abuse.”
Foreman is being held at the Jackson County Jail.