Scoutmaster accused of sending sexual messages to child

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Scoutmaster Joseph Palermo is accused of sending sexual messages to a child. Scoutmaster Joseph Palermo is accused of sending sexual messages to a child.
MIDDLETOWN -

A Monmouth County Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America is facing charges after he allegedly exchanged multiple sexually explicit messages with a young boy.

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni says that 25-year-old Joseph Palermo, of Middletown, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Palermo was released Friday after his detention hearing in the Monmouth County court. As a condition of his release he is not allowed to contact the boy and any contact with a person under the age of 18 must be supervised.

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