Dozens more charges likely for former Scout leader
Former Keswick Boy Scout leader David Brian Watkins, 50, was in court June 4 to enter pleas to two counts of rape and one count of forcible sodomy of a child younger than 13, assaults that allegedly happened in 2005, according to the indictments.
The slight, bearded, prison-stripes-wearing Watkins answered in a firm voice, "Not guilty," to each of the three charges in Albemarle Circuit Court. Watkins waived a jury trial, and the date was set for December 17.
Watkins' attorney, Samantha Freed, asked for co-counsel to be appointed in anticipation of dozens more direct indictments.
Two women outside the courthouse identified themselves only as "Scout moms." Said one of them, "It's really hard for the kids. Guilty or not, they liked him."Read more on: david watkins