PARKER, Colo. - A scoutmaster has been arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a child.
Brian David Robbins, 30, was arrested Tuesday after investigators searched his home on Pensive Court in the Canterberry subdivision of Parker.
During the search, "Numerous items of evidence were seized including digital images of unknown child victims," according to Parker police.
According to the affidavit written by Parker Detective Shannon Brukbacher, the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office identified an IP address linked to at least 76 "files of investigative interest" on a peer-to-peer file sharing network. They were investigating the sharing of child pornography files.
On January 26 and 27, a sergeant in Arapahoe County downloaded ten of the files and found they appeared to contain child pornography. The affidavit also said the Colorado Springs Police Department identified downloads from the same computer as containing that kind of content.
"We are not able to ID victims right now and that's what scares us as law enforcement," said Parker police spokeswoman Dawn Cashman.
Police said Robbins was a scoutmaster for a Boy Scout troop in the Parker area. The Boy Scouts responded by banning him from participation in their program.
"I've known the Robbins, the mother and father for about 11 years and they've always been very nice," said nextdoor Nancy Schumaker.
Robbins is being held on $50,000 bond.
Police asked anyone who has additional information on the case to call Detective Brukbacher with the Parker Police Department at 303-805-6523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"We want parents to talk children and find out if they had contact with this gentleman," said Cashman.
--Statement from John Cabeza, Scout Executive/CEO, Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council:
"The abuse of anyone, especially a child, is intolerable and our thoughts and prayers go out to those who may be a victim of this type of reprehensible behavior.
"The behavior included in these allegations runs counter to everything for which the Boy Scouts of America stands. Upon learning of these allegations this individual was immediately removed from Scouting and has been permanently banned from participating in the Scouting program. We are continuing to fully cooperate with local authorities in the investigation.
"The BSA seeks to prevent child abuse through a comprehensive program of education, chartered organization leader selection procedures, criminal background and other checks, barriers to abuse and prompt mandatory reporting. Because these allegations are currently under investigation, further questions should be directed to the local authorities."