New charges for Scout leader

Two more boys accuse a Holiday man of exposing himself to them.

Published May 18, 2007

NEW PORT RICHEY - The Boy Scout leader arrested last week and charged with exposing himself to an 11-year-old boy is now accused of doing the same thing to two other children.

Steven Leroy Greenleaf, 53, of Holiday was arrested Thursday on new charges that he exposed himself to another 11-year-old boy last month and to a now-16-year-old boy about five years ago, says the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Greenleaf is also accused of touching one victim sexually.

The new charges against Greenleaf, a pediatric nurse: three counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition and one count of lewd and lascivious molestation.

Sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll said the new charges are partly a result of the publicity surrounding Greenleaf's arrest last week. He described the investigation as ongoing because "it's possible that there are more victims."

The first 11-year-old victim and the 16-year-old told authorities that some of the incidents occurred while they were on Boy Scout outings. The other 11-year-old boy said he was at Greenleaf's home getting ready for a Boy Scout event when an incident occurred.

On one occasion, the 16-year-old boy told authorities, the two of them were sitting in Greenleaf's car. Greenleaf touched the boy, the arrest report says, until the boy asked him to stop.

Greenleaf was released last week in lieu of $20,000 bail after his arrest on the first charge of lewd and lascivious exhibition. He was being rebooked Thursday evening on the new charges.

Jodie Tillman can be reached at 727 869-6247 or jtillman@sptimes.com.