Former Lakewood Scoutmaster sentenced for molestation of scout in 2017

MEADVILLE, Pa. — A former Boy Scout leader from Lakewood will serve 11 to 24 months less one day in the Crawford County Jail and five years probation after fondling a Boy Scout in Pennsylvania about two years ago.

Donald C. Shriver was sentenced in the Crawford County Court of Common Pleas on Friday. He is also sentenced to pay a $150 fine, court costs and have no contact with minor children unless they are biologically related to him, according to the Meadville Tribune.

Shriver pleaded guilty in April to a charge of corruption of minors, a third-degree felony, for touching the boy’s genitals during a sleepover scouting event at Camp Chickasaw, 8848 S. Wayland Road, East Mead, Pa., from Aug. 18 to 20, 2017. Shriver, who was the child’s scout leader, was 73 at the time and the boy was 12.

Shriver was charged in January by Pennsylvania State Police with third-degree felony counts of corruption of minors and unlawful contact with a minor — sexual offenses as well as first-degree misdemeanor counts of indecent assault of a person less than 13, endangering the welfare of children and criminal attempt at indecent assault of a person less than 13.

The Meadville Tribune reported that, in April, Shriver agreed to plead guilty to the corruption of minors charge in a plea agreement with the Crawford County District Attorney’s Office with the other charges not prosecuted while also negotiating a sentencing agreement. Shriver could have been jailed for up to seven years and fined $15,000.


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