Scout volunteer faces sex charge

By Anthony Skeens, The Triplicate February 07, 2013 03:57 pm

KaboosA parent volunteer for a local Girl Scout troop is facing a sex-related charge involving a 14-year-old girl stemming from a December sleepover at his house.

The allegation does not involve anything that happened during a Girl Scout activity.

Christopher Kaboos, 40, Crescent City, waived his right to a preliminary hearing last week on a charge of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor.

Kaboos is an eligibility worker for the Del Norte County Department of Health and Human services. His job duties revolve around processing applications for a variety of programs administered by the department.

“At this time, he’s in jail and we’re investigating the situation,” said Health and Human Services Director Gary Blatnick. “That’s all we can say at this point.”

Blatnick declined to say whether Kaboos has been placed on leave.

A search warrant affidavit returned to the courts this week details the allegations against Kaboos, as well as his account of what occurred, given during an interview with authorities.

The alleged victim, who was a friend of a family member, said she was staying at his house Dec. 22 when she fell asleep fully clothed around midnight on a couch in the living room, the document states.

She said she awoke around 3:20 a.m. and was being molested by Kaboos, who then quickly ran to his bedroom, the document states.

The following morning, she said he told her that he wouldn’t allow her to visit anymore if she told anyone, the document states.

She also told authorities that during a sleep-over a week prior, Kaboos was whistling at her and inappropriately touching her, the document states.

Kaboos told authorities that the victim kissed him without any provocation on his part during the evening while he was in the kitchen, the document states.

Even though he understood that it was wrong, Kaboos said he kissed her back, the document states.

He said that at about 3 a.m., the girl entered his room where he was sleeping and they began kissing again, and they eventually went to a couch in the living room, the document states.

Items confiscated during a Jan. 29 search of his home included his cell phone, his computer, thumb drives, dozens of CDs with pornographic labels, his laptop and an external hard drive during a search of his house Jan. 29, the document states.

Kaboos is still in jail awaiting his scheduled March 4 trial. He has been suspended from any volunteering with the Girl Scouts, a spokeswoman for the organization said.

“Our thoughts are with the girls and families affected by this situation,” she said in a prepared statement.

Activities sanctioned by the Girl Scouts are required to have two unrelated adults, and anytime a male is serving as a volunteer an unrelated female should always be present, the statement said.

She declined further comment.

Reach Anthony Skeens at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it