Ex-Scout leader guilty of sex assault
By Elizabeth Allen: Express-News
A Bexar County jury Thursday found that former Assistant Scoutmaster James Hiatt spent two years molesting a member of his troop.
Jurors deliberated almost four hours before finding Hiatt guilty of four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and five counts of indecency with a child. They found him not guilty on one count of indecency.
“James Hiatt was the male role model that this boy didn't have,” DeMartino said.
The Express-News generally does not identify victims of sexual assault.
Defense lawyer Rick Woods urged the jury to look at inconsistencies in the testimony and question the truthfulness of both the victim and the neighbor.