MORRISTOWN - Ex-Boy Scout leader Stephen Corcoran of Parsippany was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in state prison for possessing pictures and videos of child pornography and displaying some of the images to an 18-year-old sexual partner.Corcoran, now 49, still faces a criminal trial in Morris County - which likely will occur this fall - on charges of sexually assaulting three Boy Scouts in the 1990's.
A former high-level IT executive for Deutsche Bank and a former assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 173, which mainly serves youths in Parsippany, Corcoran was found guilty by a Morris County jury in April of 10 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of distributing child porn - all images and videos depicting young boys.
Superior Court Judge Thomas Critchley, sitting in Morristown, analyzed the crimes at length and imposed a five-year term for the display of the porn. He imposed a consecutive, one-year sentence to encompass the children depicted in the images and another consecutive, one-year sentence for Corcoran's possession of an image of a boy the judge estimated at 10 years of age and captured in "heart-rending" sexual exploitation.
Corcoran also was ordered to pay at least $2,000 in fines and penalties and must register with police in his hometown upon release from prison as a convicted sex offender under Megan's Law.
The judge noted that Corcoran was never previously convicted of a crime but he stressed the "cruel and damaging exploitation of children" that Corcoran engaged in by possessing the images and showing the images to one partner.
"There is a strong need to deter that," Critchley said. "All of these (images) represent a terrible exploitation of children."
Ex-Boy Scout leader gets 7 years for possessing, displaying child porn Peggy Wright June 20, 2017Tweet