A Newtown Township man is in custody for allegedly sexually assaulting an 11-year-old more than a decade ago.
Andrew Duchesneau is now 31 years old, but he was 18 at the time of the alleged assaults back in 2008. The victim was an active Boy Scout, while Duchesneau was a former scout.
Court documents show the victim told police the abuse occurred at scouting events. These events were held at Newtown Elementary School and the Morell Smith American Legion Post on Linden Avenue.
The victim said Duchesneau would bring him to his car, a red Dodge Caravan with tinted windows.
Once in the vehicle’s backseat, Duchesneau would allegedly make him undress. When the victim was naked, he then made the victim put on a diaper, according to court documents.
Duchesneau would then make the victim perform sexual acts on him. This allegedly occurred at least five times between April and October of 2008.
An affidavit says Duchesneau admitted to the abuse in two interviews with police in late April. It states he brought diapers with him to scouting events anticipating the victim would be there.
The Newtown Township Police arrested Duchesneau Tuesday. He faces five felony counts of Indecent Assault against a person less than 13 years of age.
Judge Micheal Petrucci set his bail at 10 percent of $250,000.
Investigators first learned of the allegations from Magne Gundersen. Gundersen is Scout Executive and CEO for the Washington Crossing Council Boy Scouts of America. The organization had received a report referencing allegations and passed it onto police.