On Dec. 5, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Al Stein, a local volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America. Sheriff’s detectives were intially informed of allegations against Stein on Dec. 4, when a minor who is also a Boy Scout came forward after telling his parents of the alleged lewd conduct by Stein while at a Boy Scout Christmas tree lot.
Since the initial media coverage of the allegations of inappropriate conduct by Stein, a second boy has come forward. A 12-year-old former member of boy scout Troop 36 told his parents of some inappropriate conduct by Stein. This alleged incident occurred earlier this year during a Boy Scout function in Goleta. The second boy’s parents then contacted the Sheriff’s Department early last week, according to Sgt. Alex Tipolt of the Sheriff’s Department.
Stein is expected to appear before a Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge for his arraignment on Jan. 7. Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation. Anyone with information about Stein is encouraged to contact the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department at 805-681-4150.