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Former Boy Scouts executive accused of sexually abusing two minors

A now-former executive of the Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America was arraigned Friday on a variety of felony and misdemeanor charges accusing him of sexual contact with two minors. Michael Meyers, 57, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Hamburg Town Court after being charged with having sexual relations with two juveniles at different times. The encounters allegedly took place between December 2015 and September 2019, starting when one victim was 11 years old and the other 13, in the towns of Boston and Hamburg.

Meyers faces the following charges:

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

The Erie County District Attorney's Office says at the time of the investigation, Meyers served on the executive board for the Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America and previously served as council president. The office notes while the 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, of Boston, was released on his own recognizance and issued orders of protection on behalf of both victims. He will return to court Jan. 13 and faces a maximum of 14 years in prison if convicted of the five charges against him.

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

Mark Wozniak, WBFO's local All Things Considered host, has been at WBFO since mid-1978.