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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va (WTVR) – Albemarle County Police have charged former Boy Scout troop leader David Watkins with forcible sodomy of a juvenile.

The alleged victim, who is an adult now, approached police last Wednesday. He said he was under the age of 13 at the time of the abuse.

Watkins is being held at the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail. He will have a bond hearing Thursday in Albemarle County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. 

If convicted, Watkins faces a penalty of five years to life in prison.

The investigation is ongoing, and police believe there could be more victims who have yet to come forward.

A hotline has been set up by Albemarle County Police at (434) 972-4045.