Modified: December 27, 2019 2:11pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 57-year-old Michael M. Meyers of Town of Boston has been arraigned before Hamburg Town Court Justice Gerald P. Gorman on 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
It is alleged that between on or about December 2015 through August 2019, the, the defendant engaged in sexual conduct with a juvenile victim, starting when the victim was 11 years old, at locations in the Town of Boston and the Town of Hamburg.
It is further alleged that between on or about May 2016 through September 2019, the defendant engaged in sexual conduct with a second juvenile victim, starting when the victim was 13 years old, at a location in the Town of Boston.
At the time of the investigation, the defendant served on the executive board for the Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and previously served as council president. 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 Monday, January 13, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in Boston Town Court. Judge Gorman released Meyers on his own recognizance and issued orders of protection on behalf of both victims.
If convicted on all charges, Meyers faces a maximum of 14 years in prison.
DA Flynn commends the Investigators from the New York State Police barracks in Boston for their work in the investigation.
Anyone with further information can contact New York State Police Troop A at 585-344-6200 or the Erie County District Attorney’s Office at 716-858-2424.
The case is being prosecuted by Chief Rosanne E. Johnson of the DA’s Special Victims Bureau.
As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.