Former B&G club director arrested on child porn charges

By JULIA ROBB, Special Projects Editor

January 13, 2006

Marshall News Messenger

Marshall, Texas

Former Harrison County Boys and Girl's Club director George Husk has been charged in Calhoun, Ga., with 16 counts of computer pornography, two counts of child molestation and two counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes, according to Calhoun police.

Husk, 43, was hired in early 2004 and worked at the club a few months.

Husk is an ordained Baptist minister, Husk has said, and Calhoun police said his last known address was in Calhoun.

A representative for the Calhoun Police Department visited the club in Marshall last year to examine the computer Husk had used, according to a Boys and Girl's Club spokesman.

It is not known if the computer contained any pornography.

Club Board Chairman Steve Darden said the board had no knowledge about Husk's problems regarding children when he worked in Marshall.

The board terminated Husk because "he just wasn't a good fit for the organization, and I can't be more specific than that," Darden said, adding "I don't think it has anything to do with us, frankly."

Club Board Member Frank Dias said the board used national club hiring practices when it was considering Husk for the position. Husk's background was checked, and as far as the board knew, Husk was above board in respect to children, he said.

"We look forward to continue serving the children of Harrison County," Dias said, adding new Club Director Bryan Partee has "shown himself to be a fine individual."

"Of course we are shocked" about Husk, he said. "But we followed all the criteria we were supposed to follow when we hired him."

Special projects editor Julia Robb can be reached via e-mail at: jrobb@coxnews.com; or by phone at (903) 927-8918.

Marshall News Messenger

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Update: Court documentation of "no bill" on charges of sexual exploitation of children, child molestation, and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

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