Sheriff: Victims not associated with Scouts

By The Associated Press

SENATOBIA — Authorities say sexual battery charges against a Boy Scouts leader in north Mississippi are not related to his work with the organization.

Forty-one-year-old William Todd Brewer is being held in Tate County without bond on three charges of sexual battery and one count of child pornography after being arrested at his Senatobia home last week.

Tate County Sheriff Brad Lance said Wednesday that Brewer’s alleged victims are not associated with Brewer’s job with the Scouts.

Woody Woodward, CEO of the Memphis-based Chickasaw Council, said Wednesday that Brewer has been fired as the executive director of the Northwest Mississippi Chickasaw Council.

Woodward said Brewer worked as a fundraiser and had little contact with children.

It wasn’t clear if Brewer had a lawyer. A preliminary hearing is July 26.