TAMPA -- The search of an unpaid
storage locker turned up pictures of young naked boys and led police
to a church youth counselor who now faces child sex charges.
Marvin C. Thompson, 52, was being held Thursday without bond on
eight counts of sexual battery and lewd and lascivious conduct with
children after his arrest Wednesday.
Tampa Police and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents
arrested Thompson in connection with sexual acts on two boys, ages 5
Thompson had worked as a volunteer counselor for the Royal
Rangers, a youth group affiliated with Temple Terrace Faith Assembly
and had worked with at least one other Tampa church youth group,
according to investigators.
The alleged victims, however, were not members of the church
groups, they said.
Police said Thompson had not paid his rental fee on a storage
locker and when the owner opened it, he found hundreds of pictures
of naked boys. The owner called police.
Detectives said they are searching for other possible victims and
that after his arrest, Thompson told officers of sex acts with
children dating back to the 1960s.