A 23-year-old Boy Scout leader from Garden City has admitted making child pornography on his home computer and sharing it on the Internet last year.

Edward Orenchuk III pleaded guilty Thursday at Nassau County court to promoting a sexual performance by a child as a sexually motivated felony.

Prosecutors said investigators observed Orenchuk making multiple images of child porn available online for download by other people, then tracked the source of those images to Orenchuk’s Wheeler Avenue home in August and September.

Orenchuk indicated that he had hundreds of images on his personal computer while investigators were executing a search warrant at this home in December. The images contain children as young as 5 years old.

He had worked as a page at the Garden City Public Library and served as an Assistant Scout Master with Boy Scout Troop No. 243 at the time.

Judge Angelo Delligatti is expected to sentence him June 6 to six months in jail and 10 years of probation with sex offender restrictions. Orenchuk must also register as a sex offender.

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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.