PARKESBURG, Pa. (WPVI) -- A man who police say has ties to scouting groups, emergency medical providers and volunteer fire companies in Chester County has been charged with child sexual abuse.
Thirty-eight-year-old Michael Kellon of Parkesburg was arrested Wednesday and charged with involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault of a minor and related offenses.
Police say the arrest followed an investigation into alleged child sex abuse dating back to 2011.
Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan says it was the bravery of his victim who helped put a stop to him.
"This victim is very strong. He actually realized, after some time had gone by, that he needed to report this," said Hogan.
Kellon is now accused of some of the worst crimes against kids including sexual assault and indecent assault of a minor under 13 years old.
Even worse, the police report states, "The victim advised that he met the defendant while the defendant was an assistant Boy Scout leader." Hogan says the Boy Scouts are handling the situation accordingly.
"Chester County Boy Scouts are a remarkably strong organization. They have responded just as they should here, which is they are notifying all of the members, all of the kids involved, all of the parents, stepping up and doing all the right things," said Hogan.
But he's not surprised to hear Kellon used the Scouts to do this. "That's typical for someone who is a child predator. They are going to go and put themselves into situations where they have access to children," said Hogan.
On Wednesday, Kellon was interviewed and, according to the report, admitted to everything.
It states, "After waving his Miranda rights the defendant did admit to all of the allegations made against him."
District Attorney Hogan is asking that if Kellon has harmed anyone else that they contact the police immediately at 610-857-3535.
Kellon is behind bars in lieu of $300,000 bail.
Courtesy: Hopkinsville Police Department
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (WKRN) — Kentucky State Police in Madisonville have arrested a 32-year-old Hopkinsville man accused of child sex abuse.
Ian Damber, an employee of the Hopkinsville Police Department, is charged with five counts of felony first-degree sexual abuse.
He was arrested following an investigation into an August 17 complaint of illegal sexual contact with a minor.
Damber is currently being held in the Christian County Detention Center.
He has been with the police department since 2013.
He faces one to five years in prison is convicted.
By staff reports
OKALOOSA COUNTY — A 44-year old Okaloosa County man is in jail after he allegedly sexually abused a 15-year-old.
According to a Department of Justice press release, between July 6 and July 13, Chad Theodore Dillon engaged in a series of graphic online conversations with the child. During the course of the conversations, he discussed his desire and intention to travel to Georgia to have sex with the child, which he later did.
Dillon took a photo of himself engaged in sexual activity with the child and sent it to her. He also sent the child explicit photos of himself.
On Aug. 3, Dillon was arrested in Jacksonville pursuant to a criminal complaint. He is being held in federal custody.
Dillon faces 11 counts of coercion and online enticement of a child, traveling with intent to engage in sex with a child, coproduction of child pornography, transportation of child pornography, advertising for child pornography and receipt of child pornography.
Where are the charges for having sex with a 15 year old?
If convicted, Dillon faces at least 15 years in federal prison on four of the counts and a maximum of life on two of the counts.