Former KC area Cub Scout leader convicted of abuse

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(PLATTE CITY, Mo., AP) — A western Missouri jury has convicted a former Cub Scout leader on several charges of sexually abusing two girls.
The Kansas City Star reports ( Daryl D. Lemasters will be sentenced in August in Platte County Circuit Court. The 54-year-old Platte City man was convicted Wednesday on four counts including statutory sodomy, sexual exploitation of a minor and child enticement.
Lemasters was charged after the Platte County Sheriff’s Office investigated allegations in 2011 of sexual abuse against two girls, ages 11 and 9.
Jurors recommended a 30-year sentence on each count for Lemasters, who worked with boys in an area Cub Scout pack from about 2000 through 2010.