Scout leader surrenders on hidden-camera charge

BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) – The ex-boy scout leader who is accused of using a hidden camera to record adults and children showering at a Central Texas Boy Scout camp surrendered to authorities Wednesday morning.

A warrant for Cory Cason’s arrest was issued late Tuesday. He is charged with improper photo/video recording without consent. According to court documents, a 10-year-old boy discovered the hidden camera at the base of the adult staff showers.

Cason, 24, is being held in the Bastrop County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bond.

The Boy Scouts of America say Cason was fired Tuesday after he admitted to hiding the camera during a June 20 through June 22 session at Camp Tom Wooten. Cason had been a counselor since 2006.

“He admitted to the whole thing,” said Investigator Vance Weltner. “He admitted to setting it up, and said he destroyed the footage after viewing it each night. We looked at his computers and everything else. I did ask him if there were any other children and if he had ever touched anybody and he said he had not.”

Detectives said they seized Cason’s laptop, two hard drives, two cellphones and a GoPro camera. They were able to see the recordings taken from the shower showing two boys and two adult men showering, according to an arrest affidavit. They were also able to recover numerous images of naked boys and girls that Cason downloaded from a nudist website, the document said.

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