Ex-Boy Scout Leader Faces Child Porn Charges

May 7th, 2010 by

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A Brevard County man, who was close to young boys for years as a Boy Scout leader, is now facing federal child pornography charges. Police said Adam Brigham tried to convince boys to send him naked pictures of themselves online.
Agents seized Brigham’s computer and found hundreds of pictures of boys, some sexually explicit. They have only identified two at this point.
Adam Brigham was smiling in his driver’s license photo WFTV obtained, but it was pictures of underage boys he’s accused of collecting on the Internet that landed the 25-year-old Brevard County man in jail.
Agents said the scout leader was befriending teenagers on social networking websites, including MySpace, and convincing boys to send him nude pictures.
“These guys are masters at getting that trust and that’s what it’s all about, getting that trust and, once they have it, they can get things that we don’t think our kids would normally do,” said Lt. Tod Goodyear, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
Agents were tipped-off by an undercover officer in Maine, who posed as a teenager on the Internet and received explicit photographs and was allegedly asked by Brigham to meet for sex.
Officers took his computer and CDs from his home in March.
“We were able to find a large number of photographs dealing with teenage boys, a good amount of material that had sexually-explicit material with teenage boys,” said Lt. Tod Goodyear.
A man who answered the door at Brigham’s home Thursday said they weren’t even aware what he was being charged with.
“I don’t know. I don’t know. It’s pretty upsetting. For those who want to judge, walk in these shoes,” the man said.
Authorities said they contacted the Boy Scouts as soon as they served a search warrant on his home in March and Brigham was kicked out of the organization.
His Facebook page is filled with high school-age boys. Ironically, in one posting, he invited his friends to join a group aimed at keeping sex offenders off of Facebook.
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3 Responses

  1. Brad

    This sicko should be shot, trying to get the innocence of young boys and being a scout leader!

  2. Bob

    It is painful that sick people like this guy exists. Being a pedafile and preying on youth is unacceptable. Being a former Scout Leader, I know that most adult members of BSA would like to see guys like this Drawn and Quartered. BSA and it’s membership has NO tolerance for this kind of behavior. They require All adults that are to be around the ids to go through a Youth Protection Program every two years. Bastards like this guy are SICK! They can sit through this training and falsely embrace the concept, and lie to others in a Troop (people that usually get to know you VERY WELL) are sociopaths. They do not embrace the principals and ethics of the organization and should be at least prosecuted to the fullest extent possible. At the most – Think Drawn and Quartered and that is only after they have been horse whipped publically. Obviously, I have an opinion on the subject and feel quite strongly about both the subject and the BSA program. Good people are involved with Scouting and all are tarnished when people like this guy are discovered.

    Bubba – Scouting is not full of perverts! Like any organization or society the bad ones are noticed, and with ANY youth oriented group, when noticed, the PERVERT stands out from the crowd.

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