Brian Steger, the scout executive and CEO for the Scouts’ Baltimore Area Council, said Stephen Cormack was removed from the organization and prohibited from attending any events once officials learned he was facing child sex offense and abuse charges at the time.
Cormack, 70, of Baltimore County is currently facing new child pornography charges as a co-worker reported to police in February that he saw the 20-year DGS employee viewing explicit images of minors while at his office on West Preston Street.
Cormack was a member of the Boy Scouts of America for at least 20 years, as he participated in the organization’s “Wood Badge” program in 1974, according to records kept by the Baltimore Area Council.
A spokesman for the department declined to comment on whether the department was aware of Cormack’s previous charges before his hiring.
Cormack is awaiting a jury trial Tuesday for his most recent charges.
According to an affidavit to support a search warrant filed in U.S. District Court, the co-worker saw Cormack viewing child pornography Feb. 1 and told investigators he’d observed Cormack for years acting suspiciously around his computer while at work.
Cormack denied using his work computer to view child pornography, the affidavit states, but admitted he’d used “Google at work” to look at explicit images of minors.
His co-worker told investigators Cormack would bring his personal laptop to work and position it in such a way others couldn’t see the screen, closing the screen whenever anyone approached him.