(Dayton, Oh.)-- A Dayton Boy Scout Leader, has been charged with possessing and distributing child pornography.


Police arrested 23-year-old Alan Johnson, Thursday, at his home in West Carrollton. Court documents say that Johnson also admitted that he had touched young Scouts' genitals between two and five times.


Johnson appeared in U.S. District Court in Dayton on Friday, to face the possession and distribution charges. Johnson, had previously admitted his preference for child pornography since he was 16 years old.


Miami Valley Council Boy Scouts say Johnson, had been a health officer for the Scouts from 2009 to 2013. Court documents show he also worked as an emergency medical technician.


Johnson was arrested after a joint "Operation Predator" investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE), Homeland Security, the Greater Cincinnati Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the West Carrollton Police Department. Court documents say a special agent used a file sharing network to identify a user named "ilovethis," and that the user had downloaded pictures of children engaged in sexual activity.


Miami Valley Council Boy Scouts announced they are working to make sure all of the families are aware of the situation and that Johnson’s behavior is unacceptable in the Boy Scouts.