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An Eagle Scout is sentenced after molesting another Boy Scout

By Tyler May, tmay@krcrtv.com
Published On: Jun 11 2013 06:37:57 PM CDT
OROVILLE, Calif. -

A 20-year-old Eagle Scout was sentenced one year behind bars in Butte County on Tuesday after he admitted that he had molested a Boy Scout.

Dustin Hedrick was not at his sentencing on Tuesday in Butte County Court because he is facing a felony charge in Tehama County for another child molestation charge.

Because the victim of the molestation lives in Butte County, the Tehama County courts forbid Hedrick from going there.

Investigators said he assaulted two teenagers during a two year period at Camp Lassen in Butte Meadows.

In court, one of the victims' fathers expressed why he felt Hedrick should have gotten more jail time.

"For what he did as a Boy Scout leader, he should be put away for life because he harms not just this scout but many others that didn't go to trial,” said the father, who wanted to remain anonymous.

The court has ordered that Hedrick report to the Butte County Jail on August 7.

This will be a consecutive sentence added to whatever sentencing he receives in Tehama County.