Friday, August 17, 2018
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Pinellas Boy Scout leader accused of sending nude images to underage boy

A Boy Scout leader was arrested Wednesday after he sent nude pictures of himself to an underage boy, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.

Patrick R. Ferguson, 18, of Pinellas Park, is charged with transmitting harmful material to minors by electronic device, a felony, according to the sheriff's office.

In June, Ferguson sent a nude photo of himself to a 14-year-old boy, the sheriff's office said. At the time, Ferguson was a Boy Scout leader.

He is being held at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of a $15,000 bond.

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