The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 13, 2013

Scout leader caught with EPD help sentenced to prison for sex crimes

From The Associated Press

LAWTON, Okla. — A former Lawton Boy Scout leader who was caught with help from Enid Police Department has been sentenced to prison for various sex crimes involving children.

According to the Lawton Constitution newspaper, 38-year-old Brian Lewis was sentenced to 25 years in prison, with 10 years suspended, on one count and five-year suspended sentences on three other counts. He had pleaded guilty in September on charges of lewd acts with a minor, violation of Oklahoma statutes by using a computer, and possession of and participation in the production of child pornography, according to the Constitution.

Lewis also was fined $1,000 for each count. State law requires he serve at least 85 percent of the sentences before he is eligible for parole.

Lewis was arrested in May, according to the Constitution, two months after he was named New Scout Leader of the Year.

An EPD detective working with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force talked with Lewis online, the Constitution reported, and Lewis admitted to abusing an 8-year-old girl for half her life, according to court records. Police went to his house and collected a variety of electronic devices, computer files and photo discs alleged to have explicit images of the girl.