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Former Boy Scout Leader Sentenced For Child Porn

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Gary Morano walks into court Monday to face sentencing.  (Soure: CBS4)

Gary Morano walks into court Monday to face sentencing. (Soure: CBS4)

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FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A boy scout volunteer who spent hours among children has been sentenced to four years in prison for possession of child pornography.

Last Wednesday, 66-year old Gary Morano of Davie pleaded guilty to more than 100 counts of possession of child pornography.

Originally, Morano was looking at more than 100 years in prison.

But last week the former scoutmaster struck a deal in exchange for his guilty plea; one year for every child porn image. Broward Circuit Judge Jeffrey Levenson sentenced him to 111 years, 11 months in prison.

Then, Levenson reduced that sentence, saying Morano could satisfy his sentence by serving 4 years, followed by 12 years probation as a sex offender, assuming he shows up in court to surrender March 26th. He did.

Morano was arrested after investigators found he kept a computer in a rented building where he apparently went to view pornography.

He was arrested at his Davie home, and while he admitted the images were on his computer, he denied ever having sexual contact with a child.

Since March 2008 until the time of his arrest, Morano was a volunteer Boy Scout Leader and Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 183.

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