A felony child pornography charge has been formally filed against a 40-year-old former Cub Scout leader from Danville after images were found on his work and home computers, according to San Ramon police.
A charge of possession of matter depicting a minor engaging in or simulating sexual conduct was filed with the district attorney's office Thursday morning against Michael Vawter.
Vawter was arrested March 17 after an anonymous tip that said he had child pornography on his work computer in San Ramon.
Vawter worked at California Coast Insurance Financial in San Ramon. Police executed a search warrant there and at his home.
"There were (pornographic photos of children) there and there were some on the computer at his home," San Ramon Lt. Dan Pratt said.
He also led a Cub Scout den, pack 802, in Danville.
According to the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council of the Boy Scouts of America, which oversees the Danville group, they met with den member parents and said there they told parents there were no images of Cub Scouts found on the computers.
Vawter was arrested at his home on Grassland Court and released on $20,000 bond after being booked in Martinez.
Police said the anonymous tip came from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's CyberTipline.