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Former Boy Scouts employee who worked in Ovid area pleads guilty to federal child porn charge

A former Boy Scouts employee has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.

Federal prosecutors allege 34-year-old Russell Ruth, of Lyons, uploaded five filed containing child porn to a Yahoo! server between March 13 and June 7, 2018. Yahoo! reported the activity to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

Investigators served a search warrant at Ruth's home and seized electronic devices containing over 10,285 images and 602 videos of child pornography. Prosecutors say the files included images of prepubescent children and images involving violence.

Ruth was an employee of the Boy Scouts in the Ovid area.

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