Accused repeat sex abuser tied to SWFL Boy Scout camp

Reporter: Chris Cifatte
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Boy Scouts of America. (Credit: AP)
Scouts. (Credit: AP)

The News-Press and USA Today report Tuesday evening ties a known sexual predator from up north directly to a Boy Scouts of America camp in Charlotte County.

The story quotes a man named Aaron Averhart, who said William Sheehan molested him at Camp Miles, which is off Bermont Road, in 1989.

At the time, when Sheehan moved to Florida he was a teacher at San Carlos Park Elementary and worked at the camp.

Sheehan’s name is on the Boy Scouts’ official list of known predators. Many victims in Massachusetts have also come forward. Sheehan was never arrested, and died in Fort Myers in 2017 from advanced Alzheimer’s disease.

“I hope this encourages other survivors and helps them realize that they are not alone down here,” Averhart said in a statement to WINK News.

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