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Jeffrey L. Borneman, Ill. Boy Scout leader, charged with sexually assaulting scout at Wis. Camp, report says

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(CBS) CHICAGO - Wisconsin police say a Boy Scouts of America leader has been charged with sexually assaulting a young scout earlier this month at a Wisconsin camp, according to The Chicago Tribune.

Jeffrey L. Bornerman, of DuPage County, Ill.,  has reportedly been charged with sexually assaulting a child under 16 years of age and was later released on a $5,000 bond Thursday.

The assault allegedly happened on July 5 at a Boy Scout facility near Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

A criminal complaint alleges the victim went to bed early because he was suffering from a migraine, but was later awoken by Bornerman, who sexually assaulted him, the paper reports.

Bornerman reportedly denied the allegations.

According the paper, investigators said Bornerman's DNA matched a sample taken from the victim.

The Chicago Tribune reports Bornerman has been involved in scouting for decades, but after the sexual abuse allegation came to light, he was banned from scouting activities.

If convicted, Bornerman could face a penalty of up to 40 years in prison.

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