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Sexual Assault Complaint Filed with Boy Scouts of America

On Behalf of / Monday, 16 June 2014 / Published in assault, felony

Sexual Assault Complaint 30 Years in the Making

Almost thirty years ago a complaint was filed with Boy Scouts of America however it took a comprehensive review from the National Scout leaders in October 2013. They needed to rediscover the allegations against William Challberg, luckily for the complaint the sixty-five year old Phoenix man was arrested less than a year later for suspicion of molesting boys which was decades later.

The Phoenix investigators think that there might be more victims that have not came forward yet.

Challberg was arrest for more than two dozen of sex crime allegations. Some of these allegations took place in his Phoenix home and according to the police this was over a twenty year period.

According tot the court documents, Challberg abused his trusted position as a scout leader. The documents also give detail the “drug and alcohol fueled encounters” that Challberg had with his victims.

Fifty-one year old, Julian Mendoza was Challberg’s roommate. Mendoza has also been arrested on more than a dozen allegations that also involved crimes against children.

According to the Police records, Challberg was thirty-five years old when he began to commit the alleged offenses. Many of the crimes occurred at his home which is located near the 32nd Street and Campbell Avenue. Mendoza was twenty years old when he started.

According to the Court Records about the Sexual Assault Complaint

Phoenix police were contacted in October 2013 by the new risk-assessment supervisor of the Boy Scouts of America, who reported an incident of sexual abuse involving Challberg and one victim.

The police statement showed that the victim and his father had filed a written complaint with the Boy Scouts of America in 1986. However, the family did not file a separate complaint with the Police.

The victim is now forty-five years old. He told the police investigators that he had met Challberg at the Boy Scouts conference in New Jersey this was in 1983.

Challberg has Many Sexual Victims

The brave victim told the police that Challberg had molested him when he was only fourteen years old while they were at a Boy Scouts activity in Phoenix. The same day Challberg then took the victim to his home and showed the boy some pornographic movies and then engaged in sexual activity in front of the young male.

Challberg was a bus driver for Veolia Transportation at the time that the victim claimed that Challberg had engaged in sexual conduct with him inside of the bus in Phoenix.

According to the court records, Challberg also asked the young boy to bring other boys to his house. The victim did what he was asked and brought a friend to Challberg’s home, he later learned that, that friend died of AIDS as an adult. Challberg also sent the victim a letter asking him to get checked for AIDS.

The last time that Challberg sexually abused the boy was when he was sixteen years old. This time Challberg forcefully engaged in sexual activity with the boy. After the police interview the victim, they were able to identify several other victims.

Another man came forth and told the police that he was only around 13-14 years old when he was at Challberg’s home. They were drinking beer and smoking marijuana when Challberg then molested him.

According to the court documents, the boy and Challberg had allegedly engaged in sexual conduct on multiple occasions. The second victim also said that Challberg had recorded him engaging in the sexual activity, then allowed him to watch the recording.

A third boy also came forth and told the police that Challberg would offer him beer or beer money in exchange for sexual conduct, according to the boy he would always decline. He also told the police that Challberg would invite him and the second boy to watch the pornographic material and then asked to videotape them.

There was also a fourth boy to come forth, he lived in the same neighborhood as Challberg. He said that Challberg would give him and his younger brother pornographic material. He also showed the fourth boy a home video of him engaging in the sexual conduct with a young male.

Challberg’s In Jail

Challberg is being held in prison without bond due to the nature of the charges.

Source: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2014/06/13/former-phoenix-boy-scout-leader-arrested-abrk/10460051/