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Former Boy Scout Council Pres. accused of sexually abusing children

Posted at 2:14 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 14:20:07-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Hamburg man is under arrest, accused of engaging in sexual conduct with children.

According to the Erie County District Attorney's office, 58-year-old Michael M. Meyers is charged with the following:

  • One count of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the Second Degree, Class “D” felony
  • Two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Class “A” misdemeanors
  • One count of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree, a Class “A” misdemeanor
  • Two counts of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, Class “B” misdemeanors

Between May 2016 and August 2019, investigators say Meyers engaged in sexual conduct with a child, starting when the victim was 11 years old. Investigators say the abuse happened at locations in the Town of Boston and the Town of Hamburg.

It is further alleged that between roughly May 2016 through September 2019, Meyers engaged in sexual conduct with a second child, starting when that victim was 13 years old, at a location in the Town of Boston and the Town of Hamburg.

According to the DA's office, at the time of the investigation Meyers was serving on the executive board for the Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America and previously served as council president. According to a news release issued by the DA's office, "while these allegations are not associated with his role, the Boy Scouts of America took immediate action to preclude him from future participation in the organization."

Meyers is scheduled to return on November 5, 2020 for a pre-trial conference. He was released on his own recognizance.

If convicted on all charges, Meyers faces a maximum of 7 years in prison.

Anyone with further information is asked to call New York State Police Troop A at 585-344-6200 or the Erie County District Attorney’s Office at 716-858-2424.