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Michael David Henley was an elementary school teacher in the 1970s. (CBC)

A former Boy Scout leader wanted by police following allegations by two B.C. men that he'd molested them as boys in the 1970s has been arrested and released from custody under strict conditions following a court appearance.

RCMP said Thursday that Michael David Henley, 61, whose last known address was in Burnaby, B.C., had been arrested on a warrant issued in November following the complaints from the two men, who cannot be named.

One of the men alleged that Henley molested him in 1976, the other man's complaints related to an alleged incident at a Boy Scouts event in 1978. Both incidents were alleged to have occurred in Lillooet, B.C.

Police did not reveal exactly when the arrest took place, but it's known to have occurred in B.C. sometime after Tuesday. The conditions of his release also were not specified.

Henley pleaded guilty to one molestation-related charge in 1994, and to six more counts in 1999.  He was sentenced to probation after both trials and did not serve jail time for any of the offences.

 

With files from the CBC's Natalie Clancy