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Ex-assistant Scout leader pleads guilty to charges

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GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former assistant Boy Scout leader pleaded guilty to making boys strip, tying them to a tree and cutting them.

John T. Levendosky II, 52, was charged with three counts each of endangering the welfare of children, recklessly endangering another person, unlawful restraint, simple assault and harassment.

Levendosky, a 20-year Scouting volunteer, will be sentenced after a case review.

Three boys age 12 and 13 testified they underwent hazing rituals on a camping trip so they could join Osprey, a secret group Levendosky founded.