Former Boy Scouts volunteer sentenced for child sex charges

PECOS -- A former Boy Scouts volunteer who was charged with sexually assaulting a child has been sentenced.

According to the Reeves County District Clerk, Joseph McCormick was sentenced to 60 years in prison.

McCormick was arrested in 2016 for aggravated sexual assault of a child after he was alleged to have assaulted a 12-year-old girl.

An arrest affidavit did not go into detail on how the victim knew McCormick.

McCormick's membership to Boy Scouts was revoked following the arrested.

Buffalo Trail Council Executive David Chapman told CBS 7 tat the time that McCormick was a member of a Boy Scout Troop parent committee and was around children.

“We’ve revoked his membership. I called all the parents and talked to the charter organization representative and reached out and let them know what we are doing to rectify that. We will set up a meeting to let them know the steps we take and remind them about our guidelines and how we ensure the kids are kept safe in the program. We have multiple adults present, no secret meetings, etc,“ said Chapman.