New Development in Child Pornography Case Against Waukee Scout Leader
Jonathan Payne is charged with receiving and possessing child pornography. He was a Cub Scout leader of a Waukee troop that includes students from Shuler and Walnut Hills Elementary Schools.
The trial of a Waukee man facing child pornography charges has been delayed until April 2.
Jonathan Payne had been scheduled to go to trial in U.S. Disrict Court in Des Moines on March 5. The trial was delayed after his attorney, Peter Berger of Urbandale, sought and was granted a continuance.
Payne had volunteered as a Cub Scout leader for Pack 181, chartered by Waukee's Point of Grace Church.
He was arrested on Oct. 28. According to Bob Hopper, the scout executive for the Mid-Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Payne's arrest meant immediate revocation of his membership and a lifetime ban from ever participating in Boy Scouts.
Payne is free pending trial, but the terms of his release forbid him from traveling outside of Iowa or being in the company of children aside from his own.