Scout leader charged with sexually abusing child campers at Piercefield Boy Scout camp
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 1:30 pm

PIERCEFIELD -- State police have charged a Boy Scouts leader with sexually abusing several child victims at the Massawepie Boy Scout Camp over the last two years.Rowcliffe

Ronald L. Rowcliffe, 55, of North Elba is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and single counts of forcible touching and child endangerment, state police said.

He allegedly had "inappropriate sexual contact with several victims ranging in age from 12 to 14 years" at the scout camp during the summers of 2017, 2018 and 2019, troopers said.

Rowcliffe was arrested Thursday and arraigned in Piercefield Town Court. He was remanded to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility, Canton, in lieu of $10,000 bail or $20,000 bond, police said.

Troopers ask anyone with information on the case, or who may be a victim, to call them at (518) 873-2750.

Police say this is an ongoing investigation and further charges are pending.