Men Sentenced For Robbing Boy Scouts Of Christmas Trees

CINCINNATI (AP) - Three men who pleaded guilty to using a sawed-off shotgun to rob two Cincinnati area Boy Scouts and their fathers selling Christmas trees have been sentenced.

Nineteen-year-old David Keeling and 21-year-old Nashon Wallace were each sentenced yesterday to 19 years in prison. Nineteen-year-old Kenneth Hodge was sentenced to 18 years.

Police say the scouts and their fathers were knocked to the ground in suburban North College Hill December 3rd by the three men, who took about $350.

All three men pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery in July.

Following the robbery, dozens of outraged local residents offered the troop donations. The boys later raised more than $3,000 from donations and increased tree sales.