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Boy Scout leader arrested on 38 charges of child pornography

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Michael Hanen

Umatilla Florida —

Boy Scout Leader Arrested

Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Orlando Cyber Crime Task Force today arrested Michael Douglas Hanen, 67, of 248 E. Collins Street, Apt. 33, Umatilla, on 38 counts of possession of child pornography.

Hanen was a Boy Scouts leader with a Lake County troop. Hanen told authorities that he was “very actively involved in Boy Scouts and has been for the past several decades,” the affidavit said.

After receiving a tip, FDLE Agents launched an investigation and learned that images depicting child pornography were associated with Hanen. During the execution of a search warrant, agents conducted a forensic preview of a digital device and found 38 files of children who appeared to be under the age of 18 depicted in sexual images.

Hanen is being held on a no-bond status at the Lake County jail. He will be prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office, Ninth Judicial Circuit.

Officials with FLDE said given the nature of Hanen’s arrest and access to children, they want anyone with information about him to call 407-245-0888.

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