Ex-scout leader, teacher facing allegations of sexual battery and rape of a juvenile

Ex-scout leader, teacher facing allegations of sexual battery and rape of a juvenile

Credit: St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office

Ex-scout leader, teacher facing allegations of sexual battery and rape of a juvenile

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Posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:44 PM

COVINGTON, La. – A former teacher and Boy Scout leader living in Covington has been arrested on warrants for possession of child pornography, oral sexual battery and attempted simple rape involving a juvenile.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for other possible victims.

Dennis Mischler, 62, was originally arrested on May 29 on a warrant for possession of child pornography and booked into the St. Tammany Parish jail. He bonded out two days later.

A spokesman said that as the investigation progressed, Mischler was arrested again on June 25 on warrants for two counts of oral sexual battery and one of attempted rape involving a juvenile.

That arrest stems from incidents in 2005-2006.

The spokesman said that Mischler is being investigated for similar crimes in another jurisdiction.

Detectives believe Mischler may have been victimizing children for many years and they are looking for additional victims, not only in St. Tammany and Orleans parishes, where he was a scout leader for many years and worked as a teacher for 31 years; but also in Arkansas, where he lived for a period of time following Hurricane Katrina.

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