DALLAS – The president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Dallas was charged with molesting a minor related to a series of incidents that allegedly occurred nearly a decade ago, an arrest warrant reveals.
Michael Spencer, 43, was charged with criminal sexual contact with a minor (under 13) and criminal sexual penetration with a minor (under 13). He was arrested in Collin County earlier this week –– he’d been listed as the Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week.
The alleged crimes occurred in Albuquerque, N.M. The victim who came forward, according to the warrant, is now 16. He told investigators he was molested when he was eight.
The warrant says the acts occurred just before Spencer was promoted to a high-ranking position in the Boys and Girls Club of America, which required him to relocate to Texas. The victim said he came forward in part because he feared Spencer had continued to molest boys there.
“I fully accepted that it happened on a personal level,” the document quotes the victim as saying. “I know he’s doing it to probably a lot of other people.”
Boys and Girls Club spokesman Evan McElroy said Spencer was employed in an administrative role and never had contact with children. He worked in Richardson “in a variety of administrative capacities” in the southwest regional office in addition to administrative stints at locations in Montana and Colorado.
“This is an administrative office. It is not a Boys & Girls Club. There are no youth on the premises,” McElroy wrote in an email.
He said the organization does not suspect any children enrolled in the Boys and Girls Club of being victimized.
The warrant says the assaults began with fondling. Spencer also manipulated the victim, telling him, “his father was not capable of loving (the victim) the way he did or did not love him the way Mike loved him.”
The document alleges that Spencer ordered the victim to wrestle another boy. The warrant says Spencer coerced the other boy to perform sexual acts upon the victim who reported the alleged crimes. Spencer would watch and occasionally participate, the document says.
Spencer posted $20,000 bond and was released from the Collin County Jail on Wednesday. He must now report to a judge in Albuquerque.