An investigation surrounding the Boy Scout veteran is still ongoing.
James Roberts, 74, who has been involved in the Boy Scouts for 40 years and a master scout leader for Boy Scout Troop 132 in Sicklerville, was charged with distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography, according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Winslow Township Police Chief George Smith.
Detectives from the High-Tech Crimes Unit (HTCU) of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office executed a search warrant on June 29 for James Robert’s residence on Avella Lane in Sicklerville in Winslow Township.
While at the residence, authorities located numerous digital devices that were taken to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office’s HTCU forensic lab to be analyzed, which lead to the charges filed against him.
James Roberts was transported to the Winslow Township Police Department where he was processed and remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility. Under criminal justice reform rules, the court may order that he be detained without bail or released with conditions.
Members of Homeland Security Investigations — Cherry Hill Office, the Camden County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT), the Winslow Township Police Department and the New Jersey State Police K9 forensic dog assisted the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office HTCU Detectives on this case.
The investigation is ongoing.
All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.