A 49-year-old Canton man has been charged with molesting two boys while he was a Boy Scout troop leader. 

Canton police say William Hoefling faces 10 charges, including child sex abuse and furnishing alcohol to a minor.  Investigators say Hoefling initiated contact with the boys, who were 14 to 16 years old.

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Investigators say the incidents came to light after one of the boys mentioned the abuse during a counseling session.

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A scout executive in Detroit said Hoefling was scoutmaster of Troop 781, which meets in Plymouth.

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