Former East Limestone Boy Scouts leader charged with possession of child pornography


Robert Glen Kahler (Photo: Limestone County Sheriff’s Office)

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. - A former East Limestone Boy Scouts leader was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of obscene matter.

Robert Glen Kahler, 49, was arrested as the result of an online investigation into the sharing of child pornography files from 2014, according to the Limestone County Sheriff's Office.

Officials said the investigation started in Madison County. Limestone investigators report they were notified of a suspect living in their jurisdiction in July 2014. They searched Kahler's residence and seized computers for forensic examination.

The Limestone County Sheriff's Office said the examination revealed hundreds of pornographic images of children on his computer.

Kahler stepped down from his position as a Boy Scouts leader after the search warrant was executed at his residence in July 2014.

He is out on a $5000 bond.

Boy Scouts of America released a statement to WHNT News 19 regarding Kahler's arrest, saying, in part:

"The behavior included in these allegations runs counter to everything for which the Boy Scouts of America stands. As far as we know these allegations are not related to Scouting."

The statement goes on to say their policy prohibits any leader, volunteer, or Scout to be alone together. Furthermore, they make it a priority to keep their students safe.

"Our education and training programs are specifically designed to teach Scouts, parents, and adult volunteers to recognize, resist, and report abuse—both in and out of Scouting."