Boy Scout leader from Genesee County accused of sexually abusing campers

Northern New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — State Police said an Elba man is in the St Lawrence County jail for allegedly sexually abusing several victims at a Boy Scout camp in Northern New York.

Ronald Rowcliffe, who troopers said is a Boy Scout leader, is charged with sexual abuse, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.

State Police said the alleged victims are between 12 and 14 years old, and were attending the Massawepie Boy Scout Camp in the North Country.

Bail for the 55-year-old Rowcliffe is set at $10,000 cash bail.

Troopers are investigating if there are more victims across Western New York and the Southern Tier.

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