Parents Catch Boy Scout Son and His 39-year-old Troop Leader Engaged in Behavior For Which No Merit Badge Yet Exists

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Wendy Rogers of O'Fallon, IL - ST. CLAIR COUNTY SHERIFF
  • St. Clair County Sheriff
  • Wendy Rogers of O'Fallon, IL
In a colossal failure to "Be Prepared," an area boy scout and his 39-year-old female troop leader reportedly decided to have sex Sunday afternoon at his parents' house - until those parents came home. 

According to the St. Clair County Sheriff, the parents, who'd been shopping, returned to their home between O'Fallon and Lebanon, Illinois around 3 p.m. only to discover their son, a minor, in flagrante delicto with Wendy Rogers, leader of Troop 35.

Recognizing the O'Fallon woman immediately, the parents blocked the door so Rogers couldn't escape, then called 911 dispatchers, to whom they reported a "rape in progress."

The act was not technically "consensual," says Captain Steve Johnson of the sheriff's office, because the boy was a minor. He adds, however, that "it wasn't a situation where physical force was being used against the young man."

Rogers' car was impounded and she was taken into custody. She's currently being for held on $100,000 bond for criminal sexual assualt, a felony, in St. Clair County Jail, Johnson says. The young man was taken by his parents to an area hospital for a medical evaluation.

No other victims have come forward or been identified, the sheriff's department says. 

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